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The Fear of Change

Eileen Bailey Health Guide January 01, 2013
  • With the dawning of a New Year, many of us vow to make changes in our life; positive, life-altering changes. We may want a new job or career, be planning a move to a new city, start preparing to head off to college, end an unhealthy relationship or start a new one. When most people think about anxiet...

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  • Crystal
    Jan. 05, 2013
    Eileen, I feel so stuck. I have a tremendous fear of change, almost paralyzing. When I worked before in most jobs I felt some confidence. It's been 3 years since I have had a job or ANY confidence. My therapy has not helped me gain confidence. Just thinking about a job gives me so much anxiety. My dr has been saying I'm not ready to work. It's been 3 years...
    RHMLucky777
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    Eileen, I feel so stuck. I have a tremendous fear of change, almost paralyzing. When I worked before in most jobs I felt some confidence. It's been 3 years since I have had a job or ANY confidence. My therapy has not helped me gain confidence. Just thinking about a job gives me so much anxiety. My dr has been saying I'm not ready to work. It's been 3 years and I ask myself, will I ever be ready. I have been on so many diff meds and combo of meds and still, I am on a constant roller coaster with my Bipolar. Dr says too unstable to work. I know she is right but I feel a duty to work. I also have a big fear. I am on Social Security disability. I'm afraid if I ignore everyone and try a job and I can't do it or last very long at it then I will loose or jeopardize my SS. I cant't live without it. I think about having a job often which in itself causes me anxiety. I don't want to keep living like this. I want to be a "normal" person. I'm tired of hoping that one day I can work.
    • Of-Two-Minds about it
      Jan. 05, 2013

      Chrystal, contact Social Security because I am pretty sure you can work at least part-time while on SSI and if you go to full-time I think you might have up to 18 mo. to get back on if it is not working. Check it out and address some of this "in limbo" unknown.

    • Crystal
      Jan. 06, 2013
      Thank you. I will give them a call.

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