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  • Shared Experiences

    Depression, guilt, anxiety, saddness, loss, shame

    I had an affair and my husband left me. I am still in love with my husband even though I have hurt him so much and he has me in return by taking all of our savings and moving out whilst I was overseas. I haven't seen him in 6 mths and everyday I relive the guilt, shame and sorrow of my mistakes.
    I need forgive myself, stop grieving and move forward and have come to the conclusion that I need professional help to do this as I keep spiralling into depression.
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    • Margie Ulbrick
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  • I am a Melbourne Relationship Counsellor and Family Lawyer who is skilful in helping people get out of the pain of relationship distress and create … View Profile

    Yes, professional help will be beneficial. Forgiveness of yourself will be easier with the assistance of a Counsellor. It does sound like a terribly difficult time and even though you cannot change the past there is alot you can do to move forward into a new future. Guilt is useful to a point, if it teaches us. But if you stay there for too long your mental health will suffer. You are sorry for your mistakes and you don't need to keep punishing yourself. As you say, get some professional help to reclaim your life back and to find a healthier place. All the best.

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