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Having a hard time
An_249589 posted:
I am really having a hard time with urges. I stay with my sister, sleeping on her couch so I have no privacy and can't go to sleep until everyone, including 4 teenagers are ready to go to bed so am not getting the sleep I need, which I know is not helping the situation. I just want to go to the bathroom and give in to the urges. I love my sister and am grateful for having somewhere to sleep that is not on the street, but I don't know how much more I can take.
MandyCake responded:

I'm sorry you are having a difficult time. Perhaps you can speak with your sister and tell her you appreciate her opening her home to you and that you love her and then casually ask if there is something she can do about the sleeping arrangements. i.e. can you sleep in her bedroom? Even if it meant doing so on the floor. It does not hurt to ask. Let her know that you need to get your rest. Honesty is always the best policy.

Blessings to you.
Life is the school and Love is the Lesson.

bubbles_bobble replied to MandyCake's response:
I echo Bonnie as well. I don't know if another arrangement might be better suited but don't you think that you're safer at your sis' than out on the streets? You'd have a harder time sleeping there on the streets. How about some good ole fashioned Mac earplugs. Those suckers are a soft pliable rubbery type of material and form to your ear canal. You don't want to dig them so deep in that you loose some of them but you can do a nice job to get them deep enough to drown out most noise.
Perhaps you could even (if sis agreed) talk to the teens and ask them to quiet down for you???? or maybe she could adress the issue???
I am sorry you're having a difficult time. The board may be a little slow due to the holiday but don't give up posting here.

Take care.
One day at a time

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