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I Find That Writing Is the Best Therapy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 278 People

    ~ and My Circle ~

     Writing for me is very healthy. It lets me know what I'm feeling, thinking at any moment. I can go back to stories I have written & see how far I've come or how far I still need to travel. My friends here comment & give encouragement to me which is a bonus &...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    Writing Is Relief

    I had a counselor ask me to keep a diary. He told me I wouldn't see what I was looking for at first but after a few months I would notice a pattern and see what was really going on with me at that time. I found it to be very therapeutic because it helped get the feelings I was...
    bamccam bamccam 61-65, F Jul 31, 2012

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    So Relieving

    Nothing clears my head quite like sitting down and letting it all out on paper. What else is there to say? Best. Therapy. Ever.
    Writing4Life Writing4Life 16-17 Apr 15, 2011

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    Having a Confidante

      It just irritates me that you have to spend a bunch of money to see a therapist who sympathetically says, "It's alright, you'll get better, all it takes is time", or the one who says "I know where you are coming from", even though they don't. I hate how...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2009

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    An Escape That Sees Through Walls

    I am almost always writing, although it is hardly in a diary. I write stories with fictional characters, and it gives me a sense of control over the world and my life, especially in my fantasy stories, where I control everything, including religion and laws of physics and...
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    My Pen And The Burning Lamp

    I continued to write diaries till I reached mid-twenties. And because of too much going on in my new found environment, both physical and emotinal stress. Marital problem and culture differences, writing even became to be a burden. Not even wanting to face the thoughts to write...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    I'm a new writer looking

    for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I didn't spend time with those boys. I spent time dreaming, sticking to my close circle of friends and no one else. I was never...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M Apr 8, 2015

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    It Takes Away The Stress

    Let me just say I love writing amazing stories not just because I'm an amazing person but also for me it's a good stress reliever. I can write down what ever comes to mind and express my amazing thoughts, and I feel free to tell people how much I rock and how much they suck. When...
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Jan 12, 2013

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    Share

    I've always kept some kind of Journal or wrote Poetry... it does do something for some of us! If anything its good to get things off your chest,if nothing else! When I couldn't talk b/c I didn't know how to explain all I was feeling...I wrote poems!
    aussie696 aussie696 31-35, F 9 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    I can't always say how I'm feeling.

    This isn't from lack of want but rather from the consequences that could result. I write to express my emotions. I feel like I could explode if I don't.
    Behindmyhazeleyes13 Behindmyhazeleyes13 31-35, F Dec 10, 2013

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    Finding My Words

    For months I have been at a loss for words. I don't even know what's wrong exactly. I want to write and express myself but every time I try to confide in someone or even write in my journal, everything blurs and at the same time I have nothing and too much to express, and nothing...
    SilverLinedShadows SilverLinedShadows 22-25 Jul 31, 2012

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    It is my therapy. I have disappeared in the

    world of writing when i was a child to now. When you cannot talk to someone the way you want to, writing it out in a journal or a letter really helps. It takes the thoughts out of your mind, and in front of you, so you can see what is going on, and learn from it each time you do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 16, 2014

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    Sharing

    when I first started sharing my life with others I could not share my thoughts and feelings I kept every thing to myself, just as I had done all my life. I have gained enough courage to share much of my life experiences..  I have many issues in my life Alcholism  illinness...
    sevier777 sevier777 66-70, T Feb 28, 2013

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    Writing Your Way to Happiness http://well.

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    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2015

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    Writing...

    my words are my weapons, my thoughts, my insecurities, dreams, hopes, my life.  Sometimes writing is the ONLY way I can figure things out. I start to write and I am instantly calmed. At times I spend hour upon hour just rambling on and on in my journal. To be an outsider...
    amyjo3 amyjo3 26-30, F Mar 17, 2009

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    Just feeling like writing,

    writing and writing today.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 6, 2015

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    Groups Without Stories

    If you look at my stories, you will notice very quickly that I always have a chunk of groups without stories. No, it's not about laziness of even procrastination. Writing is therapy for me, it really is. There are some days when I wake up in a darker or more silent mood than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    inferior to the prime,

    see no evil but feel the discomfort, the rowdy arrive and sometimes the hard done workers, it's okay to agree it's not okay, it will stop, it has to! just envy 24 hours away on a plane, until then just wait.... I ******* hate the night.
    georgia1233 georgia1233 18-21, F Jan 9, 2014

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    Journal Writing & Sentence Completion

    I find journal writing a very effective way of spontaneously unloading detrimental emotions that we have kept within ourselves bottled up. I find it particularly useful when I have a certain situation or issue bothering me, which will probably need some honest, rational thinking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 28, 2009

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    Flying Without Wings

    Writting...My moments of therapyLove, passion, sadness, pains...endless emotionsDawning moment of inspirationMoment that allows me to internalizeTravelling through my dream worldsLooking for answers to my questionsWritting...is a rainbowis a lifeis a loveis everythingWritting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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    I Write Everything Down

    I write my feelings down. I write my loved ones down. I write my experiences down. I write letters to the people that don't understand me, without sending them most of the time. I write when I'm happy, I write when I'm upset, I write when I'm angry, I write when I'm bored, I...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F Jul 7, 2009

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    Idk.. But Ill tell you My story. I met her once after school, on the bus. I sat down beside her in the lack of other places to sit. And she apparently were the kinda person that...
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    All my life I've been friends with girls. My best friend is a girl, we're really different but we get along pretty well. But I miss a guy's company. A few years back I were friends...
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    I have had my best friend since I was four or five, me coming out was no surprise to him, he is used to my family anyway. He did ask if I had feelings other than friendship for him...
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    Well sort of.(I was forced into this because of a social worker. it was family problems) I had it for one day and oh my gosh it was so embarrassing.I was left alone in a room with...
    EnigmaticPerson EnigmaticPerson 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    Look!! I really don't have an idea that u r still being jealous. ?? We have that issue since November and we talked , and I think that were ok. I thought that u'll never gonna get...
    lyca17 lyca17 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Reading about similar experiences helps me feel not so alone in my pain. Also some of the responses to others experiences helps me too. I find hope and pick out the good advice...
    ElephantSH0ES ElephantSH0ES 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't have a best friend, mostly because I have a hard time meeting trustworthy people. To be frank, I'm a **** magnet when it comes to friends and at twenty years old I am...
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    I've been to therapy, still in therapy...yeah my brain is a mess. I love when therapists give you that look, raise their eyebrows together while they pause to think of a response...
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth 36-40, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    My "Goodbye" letter to my ex husband: Dear ___________ , I have loved you with an intensity second to none. You were my soul mate, my best friend, my other half. I thought we...
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    My friend.. Color Red I miss you very much. Hope you are alive and awake ! I would love to wish you Happy Valentine !! I guess, it is too late .. This is your only friend at...
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    I told you I was hurt Bleeding on the inside I told you I was lost In the middle of my life There's times I stayed alive for you There's times I would've died for you There's...
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    I feel it everyday it's all the same It brings me down but I'm the one to blame I've tried everything to get away So here I go again Chasing you down again Why do I do this? Over...
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    ...i had it done when i came down with fibromyalgia. my neighbor owned a massage therapy spa. she did it so well. it continued that night as i lay in bed, as i laid on her table...
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    I was betrayed by my best friend. She was my first friend in high school and we were best friends with each other. It has been 5 years since we have known each other. However, we...
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    Farewell Mahlon Chapter 3: May 2011 “Why does your room have two beds in it? You got a roommate or something?” Deirdre took two steps into my bedroom before stopping to look...
    HellenicinHouston HellenicinHouston 41-45, M Jan 30

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    Farewell Mahlon Chapter 2:Mahlon had long beautiful dark hair. Since she insisted that it always be kept up in ponytails and plaits I had forgotten just how gorgeous and long it...
    HellenicinHouston HellenicinHouston 41-45, M Jan 30

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