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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    I'm obsessed about my ex. How do I get over it?

    My ex and I have had to end our relationship as things were not going well. Since then, I am obsessed and demonstrating addiction behaviours… I feel like I'm going crazy- depressed, desolate, desperate… I'm driving myself insane

    I have a history of depression and anxiety, panic attacks… Is it time I go on anti-depressants? I'm desperate to numb the pain
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    I am a psychologist in private practice.I also lecture and supervise psychologists/psychology students at University.I work with clients who suffer from depression and anxiety. I … View Profile

    You may be surprised to know that these feelings are common amongst many people who lose a significant relationship . Your particular anxiety levels can intensify your feelings and cause excessive suffering. Psychological counselling can help you resolve your issues around your ex , as well as give you some treatment for the depression and anxiety.  On the issue if medication, I suggest you consult your doctor and see what she/he recommends. 

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    I have been working in Eltham, Melbourne as a relationship and family counsellor for over twelve years. I draw on current theory and research about … View Profile

    As Jennifer says, it's very normal to be experiencing intense grief after the end of a relationship,which may include anxieties about the future, managing on our own etc. It can be a shock to discover that even where you were the one to end things, or where you and your partner decided together, grief can still be overwhelming. Grief is not a medical condition that needs treatment! However it is important that you get the support you need to cope. Grief counselling can provide a space for you to work through your feelings, and think about how to move forward to create the life you wish for yourself. As Jennifer suggests, the place to discuss whether you may benefit from using medication to treat anxiety is with your doctor.

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    Hi,

    We are a Creative Agency producing a major documentary series with the first title addressing  ex-partner obsession and Cyberstalking + its effects. 

    I believe that sharing stories can help other people! Would you like to told us your story? You can remain anonymous if you prefer not to reveal your identity but feel the need to share and help somebody else in the same situation. 

    If interested please write me back in here or to reality@premiermoda.co.uk.

    I look froward to hearing from you.

    Regards

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