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OBSIDEONDRAGON Posts: 35
8/10/08 9:51 P

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thank you everyone for your support! I will keep your advive in mind this semester....I leave for school the 23rd so I still have a couple weeks to prepare. Hope you all had a good day.

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8/8/08 8:19 P

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I am so glad to see that you are persisting in pursuing your education. Too many young women in your position have followed the romantic notion that they should risk their futures in order to be where their boyfriends are, only to either break up a few years later with nothing to show for it, or stay together and have 2 1/2 kids at 24 and no life(or money) to show for it.
I took the wrong route, and although I did eventually get my education, it took me half of forever, and one heck of a lot more trouble to get there! BTW, the marriage went kaput as well.
YOU ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING!
If you are truly meant to be together, then you will be together when you finish school, and be stronger for it.
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8/8/08 5:24 P

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My experience with colleges is that most do have access to both group and individual therapy through health services. The cost/payment usually depends on what kind of health benefits you have or you don't have. There is usually a lot of support for getting signed up for the state medicaid program if that is what you need. They have a lot of students who are going through what you are experiencing, so they won't be surprised and they should be supportive. If you run into an employee who is unhelpful, it is ok to go to another person in the same department. It is ok to work the system to make it work for you.

I went through a similar experience, travelled 3000 miles for my boyfriend. Going to college and asking for the support I needed to be there/stay there and actually succeeding in my classes, then graduating gave me a lot of confidence and has really helped me to know that I can persist through other life challenges. I hope it does the same for you.

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8/8/08 2:15 P

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you might teach adults to read there is always need for that and boys and girls clubs are really great places to park and give mary

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8/8/08 2:02 P

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Jeez, OBSIDEONDRAGON, I remember college ... and i never had enough time for anything! Why not get involved in some volunteer work? Where I went to college, there was a church next door and every day they served lunch to the elderly, poor and street people. I volunteered there, serving lunch every day (plus, I got to eat, which was the original reason!) ... it made me feel good.

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OBSIDEONDRAGON Posts: 35
8/8/08 1:54 P

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It that time of year again, I am leaving town to go back to school...its only two hours away, but with our busy schedules it keeps me and my bf from seeing each other. I have been proud of myself this summer, I haven't had really any episodes, the only one was when my bf was away for a few weeks for NAVY reserves. Though that doesn't surprise me, I get the most depressed when we're apart. Its actually kind of interesting, when were in the same town I can not see him for a week and be ok, but as soon as one of us leaves, after two days I'm miserable. Maybe its vause when we're in the same place there is the potential that we might see each other (did that make any sense?) I am going to try my best to keep my mood up when I go back to school, but being away from him is so hard!

I have a job at school, mostly to keep myself busy and I am trying to find a group to get involved in, so I can keep myself busy. I am thinking about trying to find a counselor when I go back to school, I am hoping there is something through the university that isn't too expensive.

Does anyone have any other suggestions for keeping busy and staying happy?

hope everyone is having a good day, I better leave for work or I'm gonna be late!

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