Sunday, 17 July 2011

Marie's Agoraphobia, Monophobia & OCD - review of 2010



This post is somewhat overdue...

Unfortunately Marie's condition at the start of 2011 was not significantly different to what was stated in my review of 2009.

Well, that didn't take long, but now the explanation for my prolonged absence from blogging.

First of all, please let me apologise to my regular readers.  There is no adequate excuse for just "disappearing" without a word of explanation.  I have felt guilty about not explaining why I had stopped blogging and visiting the blogs of my blogging friends.  However, belatedly, below are the reasons for my absence.

Soon after my last post, over a year ago, I and my two little children went to the South of France for a holiday.  Marie, of course, didn't go.  We had a very enjoyable time.

When we returned, Marie entered a period of depression.  It was to last, on and off, for the rest of the year.

I had a non-functioning but needy wife, two little children, an autistic son, four adult daughters, six grandchildren, 2 lots of Austrian students, my voluntary work at our local school and a growing business with 14 permanent staff and some casual employees to look after.  And then the 2nd most important staff member unexpectedly retired...

I was busy!

No time for blogging.

And after a while, I lost the desire to blog.  Even if I had had the time to blog, what would I say?  Marie's not doing very well...She's still not doing very well..She's a little better...She's a little worse...   I didn't feel that I had much to say of any significance.

Also, I became very tired.

However, I have some news for everyone.  Not good news, exactly, but it might be of interest to some.  During the course of 2010, Marie became more and more interested in The Linden Method.  (Btw, I have no connection to Charles Linden or his organisation/business and I receive no payment for the preceding link or for mentioning The Linden Method.)  She became convinced that it was her way out of her anxiety-controlled existence.  And next time I have an hour or two to spare, I'll tell you about it.


13 comments:

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

Sounds like you have had an awful 12 months. I guessed as much. I'm wondering whether the Linden method has made things better or worse.

Snapping Hound said...

Crikey - sounds like you have been and are still going through it..... It's good to see you back though.

ladythinker said...

glad for the catch up post - no rush but will await to hear more when you have the time! Best wishes

Nota Bene said...

Wondered what had been going along...assumed it wasn't all for the good. Hopefully the Linden Method works...and you can all be on an even footing

Sarah♥ said...

YAY!!! You're back... :)
Thanks for the update...

Sarah xx

maz said...

Thanks for updating - it sure is great to hear from you again!
Don't be a stranger!
(((hugs)))
Maz x

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Great to here from you. You don't need to apologise. I find blogging hard at times but treat it as threapeutic. Hope life gets better.

Laura said...

Welcome back Robert! It's a nice surprise to see that you updated your blog! I kept watch for the past 14 months and I hope you will write again sooner this time!

Jedediah said...

Yay! Welcome back! Sometimes life just takes over, there's no need to apologise. But I'm really happy to see the update, I missed your blog :)

Nechtan said...

Good to see you posting again though not good to read about the circumstances of your absence. I hope all is a bit calmer now but suspect your hectic life carries on. I do hope though you get the time and inclination to blog some more as its always a good read.

All the best

Nechtan

Jill said...

Busy is good, to a point. But you have been stretched to the limit it seems. I hope you get some much needed rest and your wife has success with her new therapy.

Kit Courteney said...

And what time do you call this??? *taps watch*

Seriously, it's good to know you haven't disappeared completely. Sorry to read how busy you've been, the reasons why and that things aren't very much improved.

However long it takes you to blog again (or not) very best wishes :)

Robert said...

In am really humbled by your comments. Thanks to all for your support!