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I Am Slowly Healing

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    Ive realized many problems

    that i have been dealing with is because of things I couldn't let go I never thought logically why I need this "poison" to keep infecting because my emotions have been blinding me with fake illusions. I guess wisdom comes with age I slowly begin realizing that I had to give up...
    SeanDisinsky SeanDisinsky 16-17, M May 5

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    About two months ago,

    my boyfriend of 7 years left me unexpectedly for one of my close friends. Today is his birthday. I'm struggling to be the better person, to be kind regardless of the pain and suffering he has caused me. I sent him an e-mail. It simply read, "Happy Birthday, I wish you well." I...
    Aquatica Aquatica 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    Consolation For My Pains

    I just realized that a lot of the issues that I thought were my faults were results of abuses being done to me as a child. Suddenly I learn that there were almost nothing "random" in my life---the obsessive complusive disorder, addiction, mediocracy, financial struggle, violent...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    Thankfully

    I am slowly healing. It takes time but I'm getting better. My scars are slowly fading. I am forgetting him. I am letting him go and moving forward. I am removing poisonous people from my life and starting over. 
    reset reset 18-21, F 2 Responses May 29, 2011

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    Slowly Healing

    I am slowly healing from all the years of abuse i suffred as a child and as a adultWhat is the way I am healing how does it heal me ? its me writting my books the book i am working on now :THE SHADES OF GRACE 2its about surviving and healing threw domistic violance and my other...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F May 29, 2011

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    Smiles are getting easier.

    It's second nature for me to be happy for him in whatever he does. I'm mending my relationship with my parents and aiming for the moon. It's going to be okay. :)
    jasenamigala jasenamigala 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Changes

    Today my Narcotics Anonymous sponsor came over and had me read her the letter she had me wrote to myself. The letter was me apologizing to myself for all I have put myself through. It's a very uncomfortable feeling to actually acknowledge how much I have neglected and hurt myself...
    Goose678 Goose678 18-21, F Nov 10, 2013

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    Motions

    It's like im in a daze, kinda hard to say. I know where I've been and i know what feelings bring me back, so i don't ever position myself to ever end up feeling some type of way. A way that brings me back in time, and when my mind wants to remember, it wants to feel what it felt...
    SincerelyJasmineXO SincerelyJasmineXO 18-21, F Nov 13, 2013

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    His Work Of Art

    He works diligently - never giving up. Sorting through the debris seeking anything salvageable. Gently piecing together those things that can be mended. Discarding those which cannot. He stitches. He tacks. He cements. He works long into the night molding all the pieces together...
    LadyBronte LadyBronte 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    I Crave Substantial Connections.

    I crave substantial connections.  Everybody needs them.  But some are more in touch with that truth than others.  Some pretend the shallow relations they have are enough.  If they were to peel the layers of self-deceit, they would discover that is not true.  But we lose our...
    SlowlyHealing SlowlyHealing 41-45, F Apr 17, 2011

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    Read This.

    Depression hit me so hard. I have scars on my arm to prove it. But the physical pain never will compare to the pain it inflicted upon my soul. I'm not even trying to be cheesy right now. The **** I'm saying, it's true, because I lived it. Depression crushed my essence, my very...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F May 8, 2011

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    Copped an infection and dry socket

    after a tooth extraction in July. I have have treated, am still in pain, wound appears to be healing. Had nothing except liquids for 3 weeks. I was getting too weak, have added mashed potato once a day the last 2 days. That will be dinner again tonight. Looking forward to being...
    Charmianx Charmianx 36-40, F Aug 17

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    A Father Ignored

    My father was never really apart of my life. He was there in the household but he was never what a father should be when it comes to being involved with their child. Now several years later in an apartment on my own, he apologizes and asks for forgiveness. How am I supposed to...
    YoungRidah YoungRidah 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    It's been nearly 4 1/2 months

    since my awful car accident and I just got a massage with the most wonderful healing hands (massage therapist) I have ever had. (and I've known quite a few in the healing industry) My neck was massaged like never before. I had complete trust in him to help me heal and it was...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F Mar 8

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    A New Life

    It is difficult to walk when until only a few years ago all you knew was to crawl. It is difficult to see when until only a few years ago all you knew was darkness. It is difficult to understand when until a few years ago all you knew was what you were told to. The scars that...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda 22-25, F Dec 19, 2012

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    Healing

      This profile is dedicated to my healing, which is slow, but I hope sure. Here, I don't want to hold back. I have a compelling drive to please and serve, which is partly what slows down the healing process. It is important to be caring for others, but it's important to...
    SlowlyHealing SlowlyHealing 41-45, F Apr 8, 2011

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    I Am Healing

    I'm almost healed........................almost. just a little more time.
    Cupcake2 Cupcake2 22-25, M May 29, 2011

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    Looked Up

    This wonderful guy has been helping me heal. Truth is he has been for about thirteen years, I just never looked up to see how special he is. I had my heart broken rather harshly and he has helped me through it. I didn't think I would ever get over her but he has proved me wrong...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 18-21, F Oct 3, 2012

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    Dwell Or Not To Dwell...

    Looking back when I first started this whole grieving process, I was a complete wreck to be completely honest. I wound continue to have questions but would not get any answers. I'm trying not to dwell on the loss of my sister, because that will get me no where. I can however...
    sisters2getherapart sisters2getherapart 18-21, F Nov 18, 2013

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    August 31. Denial. I've been recovering many years. I've used denial many times. It has been a defense, a survival device, a coping behavior, and, at times, almost my undoing. It...
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    September 12. Healing. "We should learn not to grow impatient with the slow healing process of time. We should discipline ourselves to recognize that there are many steps to be...
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    September 8. Stopping Our Pain. "Some of my feelings have been stored so long they have freezer burn." —Beyond Codependency There are many sources of pain in our life. Those...
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    This past year, I went through the biggest obstacles of my life. I'm only 21, so I don't have THAT big of a life to claim, but I NEVER thought I would feel so many emotions and...
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    September 15. Getting Through Hard Times. "We are sturdy beings. But in many ways, we are fragile. We can accept change and loss, but this comes at our own pace and in our own way...
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    But it aint permitted. Cures rob profits from owners of rulers. And their pets. So have been banned. Thought polio was cured in the 50s. But a suffer told me...
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    August 21. Detaching in Relationships. When we first become exposed to the concept of detachment, many of us find it objectionable and questionable. We may think that detaching...
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    September 19. Apologies. Sometimes, we act in a manner with which we are less than comfortable. That's human. That's why we have the words: "I'm sorry." They heal and bridge the...
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    dogs are very therapeutic even just by watching on u tube or movies about dogs :)
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    I do... I know I am. But I have days, weeks... Where I just cry. I don't think I'm strong enough to continue sometimes. I want to forget the past. I want to accept my life...
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    August 19. Letting Go of Shame. Shame is that dark, powerful feeling that holds us back. Yes, shame can stop us from acting inappropriately. But many of us have learned to attach...
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    August 20. Honesty in Relationships. We can be honest and direct about our boundaries in relationships and about the parameters of a particular relationship. Perhaps no area of...
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    August 22. Responsibility for Family Members. "I can still remember my mother clutching her heart, threatening to have a heart attack and die, and blaming it on me...
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    August 23. Self Care. "When will we become lovable? When will we feel safe? When will we get all the protection, nurturing, and love we so richly deserve? We will get it when we...
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    August 24. Step Eight. "Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all." —Step Eight of Al-Anon The Eighth Step is not meant to...
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    (A handwritten note saying "Who am I kidding? I have absolutely nothing figured out yet.")
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    After my boyfriend broke up with me, making me feel bad all the time, it was then I realized I'm a bad *** *****, and I won't let ANYBODY treat me horribly ever again.
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    August 26. Making Amends. "Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others." —Step Nine of Al-Anon When we make amends...
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    August 28. Taking Care of Ourselves on the Job. It's okay to take care of ourselves on the job. It is not only okay - it is necessary. Taking care of ourselves on the job means...
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