Fearful Of My Mom DyingFamilyFearful Of My Mom Dying<div class="ExternalClass595A41F1D11B4367861F1584184749F3"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>For a couple of nights I haven't been able to lay down and fall asleep. I often find myself crying non-stop for multiple hours until I get so exhausted that I eventually pass out. The reason behind this issues is that I can't stop thinking of the possibility of my mom dying. I don't even want my mom to leave the house because I'm scared something bad will happen to her. Just moments ago I got done crying because in less than an hour my mom will be waking up to go to work, and I don't want her to go. I don't know why, but my mind always go to these morbid thoughts of bad things happening to the ones that I love. I want it to stop. I feel so panicked at the thought of having to live without my mom. My mom means everything to me, and I honestly believe that I cannot live without her. I don't want to bring this issue up to her because my family isn't the type of family to talk about any of their issues, but I know what reaction she'd have. She'd just tell me about how I'm being silly and that she'll be fine- which wouldn't help me stop worrying at all. It's causing a lot of anguish in my life. I didn't always have these thoughts, but now they're invading my mind. The past few days that this has happened I've managed to calm myself down before it escalated into a full-blown panic attack, but I don't know long I'll be able to calm myself. I don't know why these types of thoughts have suddenly taken over and I don't know what to do.</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClassFBB6B73761064718AF7917A1F773AB32"><div><div class="ExternalClass595A41F1D11B4367861F1584184749F3"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>It’s great that you are willing to talk with us about these new and very disabling thoughts.  Many people often worry about people they care about but they also find a healthy balance of what is real and what might happen.  You have spent a lot of your time recently worrying about things that might not even happen. It is obvious you love your mother very much. I’m sure your mom would love to hear that from you.  Whether she thinks you are being silly or not, her words can be assuring to you and help you see that she is okay.  You need that from her more than anything right now.  Instead of spending so much time worrying, spend more time with your mom in the kitchen or at night doing laundry, watching tv, playing a card game, or talking.  Calm yourself with your mom and know that she is okay.  Keep reminding yourself of this.  She is okay, pray if that helps to fill your mind with peace knowing that she is okay.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We are here 24/7 for you. Don’t ever hesitate to reach out to talk. You can call anytime and you won’t be bothering us.  Literally we are here anytime for you.  Don’t suffer alone.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We hope to hear back from you.</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Take care,</span><br></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Naina, counselor</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>17

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