Depression/Anxiety Talk

My sister was a consulting manager at for a mid sized consulting firm and got fired. She got fired about 6-8 months ago, and has since been very depressed. Recently, I found out that she has been ...

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Hi OP, I’ve been seeing a therapist for 2 years and other family members have often come up in my discussions for similar reasons. The advice I keep receiving from my therapist is that the more I tell them to see a therapist, the more they will run in the opposite direction. Instead of asking her to see a therapist, could you get on her good side first. May be really listen to how she feels, why this impacted her the way it did, how she see’s the firing. Once you connect, then I would gradually correct.

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.. trying to contact her old boss, got a legal letter from the company suggesting her to stop contacting him. She has been acting erratic and irrational. She still doesn’t have a job after 8 months. I am looking for advice on how I can best deal with her. We have been trying to convince her to go see a therapist, but she doesn’t think that there is a problem with her

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I am so sorry A1. That has to be so difficult for you. Pleas take or a step at a time and focus on what you can control. And most importantly make sure you’re pouring enough love and care into yourself to be able to give it to others. Praying for you and your family.

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Please advise! I am a concerned brother.

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Thanks Mck1. This is helpful advice. What complicated everything is that my dad is suffering from stage 4 cancer so that would also be affecting as well. But I will try the approach you mentioned. And see how it goes. Any other tips anyone?

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