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Old September 5th, 2016, 09:11 PM   #1
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A couple days ago, I learned that one of my wife's nephews house caught fire, they were not home at the time.

They lost all their belongings, and their two dogs Ebony and Gemma, were badly injured.


The dogs were on life support, yesterday Ebony passed, and I just found out that Gemma passed about an hour ago.

As anyone with a pet knows, the dogs were like kids to this couple.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 09:17 PM   #2
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I don't even know what to say at this point.
Sorry for your family's loss.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 04:50 AM   #3
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God damn dude, I hope things get better. This is nuts.
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It's really getting to the point where getting out of bed is exhausting.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 08:43 AM   #7
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:-( I'm sorry to hear about everything @BlooMule
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Old September 6th, 2016, 09:31 AM   #8
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I'm sorry to hear that, sounds like a real rough patch.
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I would not wish it on anyone.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 10:23 AM   #10
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Wow I'm at a lost for words. Saying I'm sorry about everything that your going through just doesn't seem to be enough.


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Old September 6th, 2016, 10:36 AM   #11
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Hang in there man. Your story is seriously one of the shittiest I've ever heard.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 09:00 PM   #12
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Hopefully 2017 will be a better year and things look up for you. I can't even begin to imagine what it's like to walk in your shoes right now but it takes a strong guy to do it and your doing a good job. Keep your head up, everything will work out for you.
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Even the strongest of men get tired. It seems as though you've had zero emotional rest in quite a while. At least it keeps you busy and your mind from sitting stale.

Things will look up again. Keeping one foot in front of the other, is what keeps you from falling on your face. Getting up from a face plant is a lot harder than one more step.
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Driving to Chicago, the Random Wave of Sadness git hard. Had to pull off the freeway and just bawl my eyes out for 5 minutes. This is one of the worst parts of this- the mind goes into that rabbit hole and you can't stop it.... The harder you try the deeper you go so you just have to ride it out.

The world is full of triggers. All this took was a radio commercial with a small child saying 'daddy'....aw shit.... Here we go again....


I can understand now why some people in grief end their own lives. This is the most soul crushing, dark, infinite pain imaginable. And there is nothing to make it go away.
You have to make a conscious effort to get up and go on.
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Have you seen a grief counselor?
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Trying to. But unfortunately, no one will pay my bills so I have to work. And for me, that means being on the road.
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Go talk to your owner and spell it out that you need some help.
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Go talk to your owner and spell it out that you need some help.
No kidding, at to be brutally simplistic about it, him working with you to get you through this is cheaper than training a new guy.
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they just fired the other road guy for walking out on a customer. We are down to just me again for controls issues. I can take time off the road, but all it will do is stack up until i get to it. I have tried finding other work, but after sending our almost 100 resumes with no response, its not looking good. No one wants an old man.
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You're no good to anyone if you can't live with yourself.

Not to mention, I learned a long time ago, they may feed you that "you're our only hope BS", but if you exploded right now, I assure you they would find someone and stumble on. Everyone is replaceable.

IMO, a mental health issue, such as in your case, is every bit as real and pressing as a physical health issue.
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