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Offline Papist

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Prayers please
« on: April 11, 2012, 06:38:12 PM »
This is one of the selfish times where I'm going to ask for prayers for myself. I have had a very difficult school year teaching. First, I have been teaching remedial classes this year and I have so many students with so many problems it seems impossible to make a positive dent in their education. Second, my boss has just been on me all year. He regularly yells at and demeans the teachers he supervisors and I am one of the ones he has picked on all year. And this has nothing to do with my job performance. My students regularly attest to the fact that I am one of the best math teachers they have ever had. But having to deal with a such a negative work environment has really worn on me.
To compound matters, my family (parents and brothers and sisters) suffer form a lot of pyschological problems and so there has been a great deal of emotional and financial instability there.

.... Well, I have come to suspect that I am depressesed. I am constantly down lately, It's extremely painful to go to work (though I do). My apartment and classroom and messier than they have ever been. I'm not working out like I used to. I have no energy. Etc. I have contacted a counselor and I will attend sessions soon.

I am bringing this up on the internet because I do NOT want my family and friends to know about this. But I really need some prayers. Any prayers would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Prayers please
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 06:49:48 PM »
Lord have mercy.

St. Dymphna, pray for us.

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Re: Prayers please
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 07:19:45 PM »
Lord have mercy on Papist.
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Re: Prayers please
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 01:40:26 AM »
Lord have mercy!

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Re: Prayers please
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 01:54:54 AM »
Lord have mercy on your servant.

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Re: Prayers please
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 09:01:48 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Prayers please
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 12:09:22 PM »
we will pray, but also please arrange to see yr doctor and priest (or mature spiritual person in church if yr priest is not available for a chat).
sometimes we bite off more than we can swallow, so it's important to sort this out before u r already in the middle of burn out. sometimes it needs just a few days of sick leave to prevent a few months of sick leave later on.

key question: how to you feel?
if the answer is 'i don't know', it's burnout or impending burnout and can be simply treated.

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Re: Prayers please
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 12:28:45 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

And I'll second the recommendation of Mabsoota.
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Re: Prayers please
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 01:48:38 PM »

May the Lord have mercy upon Papist and his family!

Grant them peace of mind, spirit and body!

Praying for you.
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Re: Prayers please
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2012, 10:28:14 PM »
Lord have mercy!

You will always have friends here, Papist
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Re: Prayers please
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2012, 10:25:37 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

Counseling could be just the thing you need. 
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Re: Prayers please
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2012, 11:26:56 AM »
Lord have mercy!

Do you know teachers outside your school?  It might help also to talk with those not immediately involved, but who can relate.
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