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I Am In Therapy

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    My therapist is an absolute ball buster.

    I don't go to be coddled, but rather to get the harsh, cold reality thrown at me. It has woken me up from the illusions I've had in my life. Hard questions, critical thoughts, and different perspectives abound. She does not let me easily hide from my fears. It's liberating...
    IU74 IU74 36-40, M Mar 31

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    I was forced into therapy

    for self harm and anorexia. now im afraid of losing my therapist because shes become like a surrogate mother to me. My mom died when i was little and i feel like my therapist is like what my mom would be like. i wish my therapist could just take me home to live with her...
    chezza33 chezza33 16-17, F Jan 7

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    Well, I'm not technically in therapy yet.

    I start tomorrow. I'm terribly nervous and worried as to what they might find in me. I have anxiety, but what if it's worse than that? I suppose that's the anxiety talking, huh. All I can do is jump in, give it my all, and hope for the best. I know this. Wish me luck, I'm...
    dookus dookus 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I Think It Will Help Tremendously

     I just started therapy again, and this time around I am trying to earnestly listen and to try suggested advice. I feel so ready to do the work and find new ways of thinking. Have seen a therapist and psychiatrist, taking meds, will go to career counseling, and I am working...
    KnowsLittle KnowsLittle 26-30, F Sep 16, 2009

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    Roller Coaster Of De-Repression...

    My therapist and I observed that I have this sort of cycle going on. It looks rather like this: 1(6).Feel okay. 2.Start to slowly feel bad. 3.Feel more and more horrible. 4. Feel like offing myself. 5. Get memory back, feel horrible but somewhat relieved, mourn and adjust...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 6 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Therapy Has Changed Me, Rather Unearthed the True Me

    I have been in different forms of therapy for 25 years with gaps in between. Group therapy taught me how I push people away which I really don't want to do. Also, that I really do want intimacy/closeness with people. The truama/drama childhood that I had left me not knowing who...
    candy100 candy100 56-60, F 2 Responses May 25, 2009

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    Therapy V. Counseling

    When I like to sound more "normal" I refer to it as counseling. Otherwise, it's therapy.
    HappilyMarriedDad HappilyMarriedDad 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 15, 2012

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    Just Started

    I just had my second visit with my therapist.  I was so nervous about going the first time, because I never know how to start or where to start.  I've been to therapy before, but it's not easy to just start talking about things. But this new guy is great.  He's...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    paulavq paulavq 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Something Revealed

    i am seeing a therapist to help with losing my mom. The therapist has help me really come to understand a few things about the events in my childhood.when i was sick with pneumonia and my father didn't want me to be taken to the hospital she said it was most likely that he1...
    moonstar312 moonstar312 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    I Can'T Disclose, But...

    Every time my therapist asks me about a certain time I just can't talk. I sit there and stare and fidget until he says I don't have to talk but I know he will come back to it sometime. I shouldn't have reacted like that. I don't know what to do. Im over it, it's in the past and...
    koiforaday koiforaday 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    Mother Issues

    last year I had a baby. and of course, I had the usual "mommy blues" afterward that went along with it. but the depressed feelings never went away. if anything they've gotten worse. I spread myself too thin trying to please and placate my son and be as perfect of a mother as I...
    shadowplayTH shadowplayTH 26-30, F Oct 3, 2013

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    I Am Therapy Because I'm Scared..

    I found therapy in the summer. It was paid for anyway with my school ID. I think after fall, I will stop therapy but I'll say I'll really miss it. I understand more of myself than I've ever done because no one told me it was something that has been already prescribed or what has...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F Nov 1, 2011

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    My friend was being the designated driver and drove my car home one night... I was drunk, and on the way home she had ran a light and gotten pulled over. Her purse was at my feet...
    feelingtrapped09 feelingtrapped09 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I have been going to therapy since January. Now we are starting trauma therapy and I hate it. I have to detail everything over and over and over and it makes me sick and angry...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 24

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    When I was young, I was bullied and verbally and mentally abused and used to get beaten up by (as shocking as this may sound) my grandmother and my aunt. I was almost set on fire...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I def need therapy my bf doesn't have the patience to sit and hear me talk about my past
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 1

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    Hi There. For those of you who have had Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) did you disclose this to significant others? I'm getting to know someone I am very interested in, and I...
    BassetMom2014 BassetMom2014 26-30 Apr 1

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    I felt angry minutes ago and now I am starting to feel so sad... what's wrong with me?
    RonOE RonOE 16-17, F Mar 22

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    Today I drive for the first time alone post spinal surgery to a Drs appointment then went shopping! Nothing much, mainly clearance home wares to reuse I my hat designs but it was...
    VioletPeacock VioletPeacock 31-35, F Mar 25

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    Kid Cudi - Unfuckwittable❤️ "You could fly. Nobody can touch you… nobody. You could fly. Nobody can touch you." Ain't no questionin', ain't no conspiracy, yea Keep on...
    chillynights024 chillynights024 16-17, F Mar 26

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    Slowly but surely, you'll get there. Trust the process.
    Jeggo Jeggo 31-35, F Apr 3

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    I want to see a therapist but I don't think they will truly listen. I do need someone to talk to so badly though. Every time I've felt I needed to see a therapist I never go...
    purplezebra14 purplezebra14 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My first real appointment is in less than a week. Who's done it before? Any and all stories welcome
    swamiepstein swamiepstein 18-21, M Apr 9

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    To be completely honest, I denied it for some time. I haven't actually done any kind of official test, but I have a nurse practitioner and a number of knowledgeable individuals who...
    Kavka Kavka 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    Progress. I've realized a lot. One of the biggest things: I THINK I may be a counter refuser, because I'm the one who cares! (Metta called this one I think...) True refusers...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 24

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    The thoughts about trying to commit suicide are just more real yet less intense. I mean I cry about it and it scares me but it seems more like a job to be done. There are moments...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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      I haven't been writing here for so long! A lot of things has happened. I dropped out of university. I joined a course on early childhood education. Dropped that too haha...
    eli1310 eli1310 22-25, F Apr 3

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    I started out spraining my right ankle 10 years ago when i was 20,started walking on it too soon and developed a heel spur in my right foot,than i got one in my left foot,have...
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    My husband has been drinking every single day for the last 17 years. I can count on one hand the number of days he has gone without drinking in the last 10 years. Two months ago I...
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    Well, since I'm on a Fates Warning kick, here's a FW song that reminds me of ILIASM, reset sex, and those SM folks going through therapy and divorce: "Eye to Eye." Sometimes with...
    indianoutlaw indianoutlaw 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I was sexually abused/potentially raped when I was about 7 or 8. Shortly after that, I attempted suicide. My attempt fell short after I was caught by my mother, she took the knife...
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    Hi! I am a registered nurse with cerebral palsy and I was reading through many of these stories and I just wanted to 1. Share my own story 2. offer some advice for seeking pain...
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    About 10 years ago I was finally diagnosed with Conversion Disorder after months of medical tests and no one knowing what I had. I had pressures built up with past jobs but I was...
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    I told my parents I was gay when I was 16. I grew up in a very Mormon household so it didn't go over well. My mom told me she couldn't deal with me going to hell, and my dad...
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    No matter how well you ready yourself, and no matter how hard you try to condition your mind before undergoing a life-changing operation... No one is ever prepared of the effects...
    grey019 grey019 31-35, M Mar 22

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    Done every 2 weeks-My official Doctor weigh in showed me at 692.6 lbs!!!!! For those who like to know. I can share that I am on the Gerson Therapy from the Gerson Institute...
    Janie577 Janie577 56-60, F Mar 22

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    Had surgery on 2/7/14 on my right shoulder (my dominate side) the pain was bad especially the first night after the procedure once the nerve block wore off..... Had full tear...
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    I just found out that my best friend has been admitted to a mental hospital. It makes me said because 1) It's sad that she feels that way, and 2) she didn't tell me that she was...
    alyku alyku 16-17, F Mar 28

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    Hello. My name is Rachael. I am currently 15 years old and am turning 16 July 1. As a child I was always pretty confident. I was always concerned about my weight though. I remember...
    RachieCele RachieCele 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    The only time this issue truly affects me anymore is when I hurt the one person I love more than anything. He knows I was ill in the past but I will never tell him about my...
    kerrence23 kerrence23 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    When I was 6 years old my stepdad and my mom were having really bad relationship problems and they decided to get a divorce.. So one night he decided to come to out house (drunk...
    meaghan334 meaghan334 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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    It started when I was 10 or 11. Things were going badly at home and I was struggling with undiagnosed depression and anxiety. I'd cut to relieve my anxiety and keep me calm, to...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I really don't know what to do right now. I am a 13 year old girl. I feel suicidal. It comes and goes. Some days I will feel really worthless and try to go without food or water to...
    cyberblah cyberblah 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Ten days before Christmas my husband of almost 12 years at the time (together almost 18) gave me a kiss, told me he loves me and left to go shopping for me. It was a Sunday night...
    brokenbecauseofhim brokenbecauseofhim 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Here's an update: Tomorrow is a full year with no sex, no intimate touch, nothing. Is it a big deal to me? Yes and no. There has been progress made in last few months in therapy...
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    At a very young age I suffered a serious head injury which left me paralyzed on one side(my left),doctors told my parents that I would never walk again. My family refused to accept...
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    When I was a kid around the age of 5 I was molested 5 days a week for 6 months. It stopped when I told my mom about it and she didn't press charges. Even though I get why i still...
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