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I Am Confused, Anxious, and Depressed

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    April 14. Perfectionism. Recovery from codependency is an individual process that necessitates making mistakes, struggling through problems, and facing tough issues. Expecting...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Deadly Days...whre Is The End, To This, My Only Friend, Would Like To Star Over Life??? Its Too Dark To Tell..anything - help, i really think I cant help it, theres no way out..I...
    FTVinokuroff FTVinokuroff 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    March 22. Letting Go of Being a Victim. It's okay to have a good day. Really. It's okay to be doing okay and to feel like our life is manageable and on track. Many of us have...
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    Please - Please. You cant stand me, yet I cannot stand to be without you. You think I'm repulsive, I think you are the most beautiful person I've ever known. My interests bore you...
    butyouweregagginforit butyouweregagginforit 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    I have a boyfriend I been for 2 years so far we argue a lot we bearly see eachother because he says he's always busy I wanna let go but the I don't because I love him I've been...
    Veronica231992 Veronica231992 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    March 18. Safety. One of the long-term effects of living in a dysfunctional family - as children or adults - is that we don't feel safe. Much of what we call codependency happens...
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    April 4. Negotiating Conflicts. Recovery is about more than walking away. Sometimes it means learning to stay and deal. It's about building and maintaining relationships that work...
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    Lost - i just feel like where am i in this world?  time just keeps passing me by   i feel desperate for love & human affection...like thats truly my driving force...
    dotta415 dotta415 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Confused, Anxious, Depressed - Confused,Anxious,Depressed,That's me,This life,Place,Gettin' me down,Never easy,Always complexed,What am I to do?
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response Aug 3, 2012

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    April 10. Using Others to Stop Our Pain. Our happiness is not a present someone else holds in his or her hands. Our well-being is not held by another to be given or withheld at...
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    April 15. Communication. Part of owning our power is learning to communicate clearly, directly, and assertively. We don't have to beat around the bush in our conversations to...
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    So I don't know what to do , I made a good friend but I've got depression and anger issues and because of that I've been taking a lot of things out on him. We also used to be close...
    adaytoparade adaytoparade 18-21, F Apr 5

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    Confused On Life - I need to finish my portfolio for grad school but I just don't want to. it's not that I am putting it off, I just feel like I don't enjoy what I went to school...
    Tekman84 Tekman84 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 29, 2009

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    April 11. Financial Goals. Taking responsibility for our financial affairs will improve our self-esteem and lessen anxiety. Each of us, today, has a present set of financial...
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    April 12. Letting Go of Fear. Picture yourself swimming floating - peacefully down a gentle stream. All you need to do is breathe, relax, and go with the flow. Suddenly, you...
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    April 5. Detaching in Love. Detachment is a key to recovery from codependency. It strengthens our healthy relationships - the ones that we want to grow and flourish. It benefits...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 8

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    I act like nothing is going on but hell feel so confused and depressed for messaging my love and she doesn't even try from her work...give me a short reply as miss her like hell...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    March 27. After-Burn. How could I do it? How could I say it? Even though I meant it, I still feel ashamed, guilty, and afraid. This is common reaction to new, exciting recovery...
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    March 21. Considering Commitment. Pay attention to your commitments. While many of us fear committing, it's good to weigh the cost of any commitment we are considering. We need...
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    so I have depression and lately so called friends have been ignoring me and my family is just making me feel worse. No word of a lie and don't mean to come across as attention...
    adaytoparade adaytoparade 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    April 13. Enjoyment. One of the prohibitions many of us learned in childhood is the unspoken rule — don't have fun and enjoy life. This rule creates martyrs — people who will...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I'm a 33 year old and for some reason I never feel happy anymore, I don't appreciate anything anymore and I don't look forward to anything anymore, Just feel down and sad all the...
    jon1981 jon1981 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Just broke up with a sociopath,IT was A Nightmare,They are Evil
    IBELIEVEIMAIL IBELIEVEIMAIL 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I also suffer from PTSD along with these other ailments
    mauricefleury1984 mauricefleury1984 46-50, M Apr 3

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    March 17. Empowering. You can think. You can feel. You can solve your problems. You can take care of yourself. Those words have often benefited me more than the most profound and...
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    April 3. Acceptance. Surrender to the moment. Ride it out and through, for all it's worth. Throw yourself into it. Stop resisting. So much of our anguish is created when we are...
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    I broke up with my bf of 6 years, not because I didn't love him or care about him. But because we went through a lot and I had a lot to get over. So I broke up with him so I...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    April 6. Patience. How sick and tired we may become of people telling us to be patient or to learn patience. How frustrating it can be to want to finally have something, or to...
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    April 9. Giving. Learning to be a healthy giver can be a challenge. Many of us got caught up in compulsive giving - charitable acts motivated by uncharitable feelings of guilt...
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    March 26. Gifts, Not Burdens. "Children are gifts, if we accept them." —Kathleen Turner Crilly Children are gifts. Our children, if we have children, are a gift to us. We, as...
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    March 29. Getting Needs Met. Picture yourself walking through a meadow. There is a path opening before you. As you walk, you feel hungry. Look to your left. There's a fruit tree...
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    March 30. Experiment. Experiment. Try something new. Try stepping out. We have been held back too long. We have held ourselves back too long. As children, many of us were...
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    March 28. Balance. Seek balance. Balance emotions with reason. Combine detachment with doing our part. Balance giving with receiving. Alternate work with play, business with...
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    April 7. Those Old Time Feelings. "I still have bad days. But that's okay. I used to have bad years." —Anonymous Sometimes, the old feelings creep back in. We may feel...
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    Deadly Days...whre Is The End, To This, My Only Friend, Would Like To Star Over Life??? Its Too Dark To Tell..anything - help, i really think I cant help it, theres no way out..I...
    FTVinokuroff FTVinokuroff 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2009

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    So Much Hard To So Much To Ignore In Life...... - I have done my education and now actively searching  to get hook up with appropriate man of my life :) am...
    sanasafinaz sanasafinaz 26-30, F 20 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    April 1. Going Easy. Go easy. You may have to push forward, but you don't have to push so hard. Go in gentleness - go in peace. Do not be in so much of a hurry. At no day, no...
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    A Lonely Nerd - I think I am more aware now to the sake of my social isolation. I think it's sinking in, how lonely I am at the end of the day. How my life has been one entire...
    GenineFilS GenineFilS 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    March 25. Letting Go of Worry. What if we knew for certain that everything we're worried about today will work out fine? What if . . . we had a guarantee that the problem...
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    I'm living in so much pain, anxiety and depression. I have always been the one who would always be there for my children and grandchildren without handing them material things. For...
    dawwnrenee dawwnrenee 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    March 31. Finances. Taking financial responsibility for ourselves is part of recovery. Some of us may find ourselves in hard financial times for a variety of reasons. Our...
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    March 19. Staying Out of the Middle. "I don't want to get in the middle, but . . ." is a sign that we may have just stepped into the middle. We do not have to get caught in the...
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    April 8. Self Care. "I don't precisely know what you need to do to take care of yourself. But I know you can figure it out." —Beyond Codependency Rest when you're tired...
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    On the Edge -  I am new to this writing down your feelings thing, but here it goes.   Around a month ago I was called into the counselors office at my school.  I...
    chemistryd32 chemistryd32 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2009

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    April 2. Facing Our Darker Side. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. —Step Four of Al-Anon By the time we get to the Fourth of the Twelve Steps, we...
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    April 16. Letting Things Happen. We do not have to work so hard at gaining our insights. Yes, we're learning that painful and disappointing things happen, often for a reason and a...
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    March 24. Appreciating Ourselves. We are the greatest things that will ever happen to us. Believe it. It makes life much easier. —Codependent No More It is time to stop this...
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    March 20. Releasing. Let fears slip away. Release any negative, limiting, or self-defeating beliefs buried in your subconscious too. These beliefs may be about life, love, or...
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    March 23. Flack from Setting Boundaries. We need to know how far we'll go, and how far we'll allow others to go with us. Once we understand this, we can go anywhere. —Beyond...
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    Well, E.P., this is not your average story and it is one that I'm extremely embarassed by and do not speak of to anyone- while at the same time being the most beautiful thing I...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent 18-21 Mar 21

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