Do you ever feel you could do with a bit of help to make sense of life? Or do you feel it's time to change your priorities?
At times we all have problems. We will all experience a degree of loneliness, sadness or perhaps even despair. It's normal. Life can be hard. Situations can change - becoming a single parent, losing someone you love, being diagnosed with an unexpected disease such as breast cancer.
We've located sources of general help and specialist help for adults and young adults facing all sorts of difficult life problems.
Some websites help via email - you can request prayer, ask questions, ask for advice or talk about spiritual issues.
However, if you know someone with a more desperate need, please visit the "Feeling Desperate" page. In particular, please note that when a person is feeling suicidal, they should talk to someone about their feelings immediately. People who feel suicidal should not try to cope alone. They should seek help NOW.
On a more upbeat note, we link to several FREE online lifestyle magazines and newsletters for men, women and students. We've chosen these for their quality articles on the workplace, true life stories, health, fashion, food, money, adventure, relationships etc - and because they excel at offering practical answers to life and living. And being online, they are clutter free, so that's one problem less . . .
(more websites that can help)
MARRIAGE UNCENSORED TALK
Marriage Uncensored Talk uses a series of video clips to challenge thinking on how communication can build into or cause problems in relationships.
"It Takes Two" is a marriage newsletter from "Care for the Family"
"In Step" is a "Care for the Family" newsletter to help make the most of life in a step family
"Care for the Family" presents true life stories of people facing bereavement, loss, infertility and other major problems. Find hope and help here.
UNTHINKABLE LOSS: MISCARRIAGE AND STILLBIRTH
"We can't find a heartbeat. I'm sorry, your baby is gone." I couldn't believe what I was hearing . . ."
A moving true life story, full of hope.
THE SINGLE PARENT PEN PAL SCHEME
A UK scheme started by "Care For The Family" to help single parents. Many have been encouraged by their penpal - a friend who understands. Applicant supply a reference by a church leader (for safety), then choose a penpal from the address list.
THE SINGLE PARENT FAMILY NEWSLETTER
A quarterly newsletter by "Care For The Family", either FREE BY POST or to read online. Articles (often written by single parents) and other resources inform and encourage single parents and their families.
HEALTH & FITNESS ISSUES
Woman Today Magazine articles include many about health and fitness - written with an invigorating dose of useful information and real hope.
EATING DISORDERS / DRUG ABUSE
LIFE2THEMAX offers help with Eating Disorders, Drug Abuse and many health-related and other problems.
You are welcome to use our contact form if you live near Matlock and feel you need to email questions to someone local. But we take a few days to reply, and do not have the specialist training of the mentors who run these services, so you may prefer the more immediate response you can get from these external websites.
AGONY! deals with students' problems from School to Sex or Family to Fashion - the site tackles as many problems as possible. If you don't want your problem to appear on the website, just say so in your email. Email Agony Aunt
This has to be about the most important question that anyone can ask. Ever. Without a real reason for living . . . why bother?
Here are some real answers.
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