bonuses asked this question on 4/30/2000:
I suffered with bipolar from age 11 to 35.I changes jobs alot, colleges alot, towns alot, husbands 2x, etc.At 35, I found the right medicine and had a bad ovary removed. No more more mood swings. I stay on my meds. I am married for the 3rd time and doing well. My 2 kids are doing well. I have been at a job now over 2 years. I don't like my job and want to change,but my work history stinks. When I visit my hometown to see my parents, people act like I have the plague and remind me ofmy failures. My family is still embarrassed about me. I have done well for 4 years, why want employers and people realize this and forget my past? What more can I do? Constantly someone brings up something to my kids or me. When will it end
Liveagain gave this response on 5/1/2000:
These people need to put you down to bring themselves up. It is a power and control thing that you are dealing with in this situation. Also, maybe you're just smarter than they are and this scares people.:-) If you've changed jobs then that means you are capable of learning many things. What about these other people who are putting you down? What have they done. If you think about this you could turn it around. They're not very nice people if they get your children involved. I would stay away from it if possible. Look for another job while you still have one. There is nothing wrong with trying to better yourself. You just have the guts to do it while these other people stay in the same old rut which is the easiest thing to do. Pat yourself on the back that you were capable of doing all of these things. It takes guts to move into areas that you don't know and start a life. Relocating is in the top 10 major stress factors. Give yourself more credit for what you have done. Good luck and may God bless.
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