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I Find That Writing Is the Best Therapy

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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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    Writing Your Way to Happiness http://well.

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    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Jul 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ~ 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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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes you think of writing something but you can't figure out words. Your mind rushes through a lot of things at one time and that's when it strikes that you should pen these...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 47 mins ago

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    Moments poetry, "We seen him drift the road, in and out of on and off coming lanes, kicking up dust driving on and off road. During this late night a lacking populous of traffic...
    Emiliosophy Emiliosophy 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    So to try and find happiness, I am making small changes. one I left behind someone that was destroying my life. Now months later after getting back into a semi stable place I am...
    fallenzero fallenzero 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    So I wrote this off the top of my head. I wanted to get it down before I lost it. Any suggestions are appreciated and I'm ok with constructive criticism. Rough draft: Once there...
    Bingbongbingbong Bingbongbingbong 13-15, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Man do I need therapy... I wanted to post this under I am Pagliacci but EP doesn't have a group entitled I am Pagliacci. The closest they had was I am a Sad Clown which gives the...
    omtatjuan3 omtatjuan3 56-60, M 8 hrs ago

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    fearful of futures...love to give up wish to escape...from selling coffins in present...and wanting one imprisoned by needs...society's code i hate my job..i really hate it...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Since being drawn in, as a teen, to the music of the 90's Seattle "grunge" scene and music coming out of there at that time, I've turned to music plenty of times to soothe my soul...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I have written two novels, one romantic [the Handfasters] and one horror [Darkest voyage] but am unsure which direction would be best to explore. I thought my horror was best but I...
    helensusanswift helensusanswift 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    precious hate running through our veins...our child we loved..and created in us feeding it more everyday...knowing more and breeding more...in the graveyard of soul it's so...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Thirteen I had the time of my young life that night, running and jumping up and downstairs, each of us trying to outscream the other. Sherree...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I haven't wrote anything in a while. . . It isn't writers block or anything, I just keep thinking my stories are too immature like I need to get out more and see more before they...
    NutellaCookieBaby NutellaCookieBaby 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's easy to see, this heart and soul connection that exists between you and I. It's there, every minute of the day. It is evident in your smile, the way you light up in my...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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      I would like to find a writing buddy out there in Internet land. I am looking for someone to exchange daily or weekly goals with, to rant and rave (if needed), to...
    Evabeth Evabeth 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm in therapy to work out feelings I still have about myself after my divorce. Feelings of "I want to ensure that my boys are always happy" and "how do I deal with issues that are...
    daniellewalker daniellewalker 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Nine The second babysitter of my young life was what people today term as a "polar opposite" from Brenda. She was Daddy's choice. Her name was...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 5 days ago

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Seven The back door of the police car that pulled up in front of the house slammed with demonic force against the curb, shooting up sparks and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    you can't find one who don't even know where they're you will be loved and destroyed by me all is well around me..except within me seconds of melancholic void maybe i feel...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    heard it's therapy for the soul.I needed to laugh today n an awesome person frm here made me b able to do so.
    jewwlie jewwlie 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter One The time: Late Spring, early Summer - 1970. I was beginning to take notice of things around me, that beautiful time of that year. Not too hot...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I love reading. As in reading stories on sites like wattpad and fictionpress. Reading manga, fan-fics. You name it. I can read anything with a paranormal/sci-fic/romance thing...
    cloneX1096 cloneX1096 18-21, F Jul 19

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    The Problem With Therapy (in my opinion) -part 1 I’ve come to realize that therapy is horribly flawed. I can’t really blame the industry, however, because it was created by...
    PrettyBunny PrettyBunny 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 19

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    thanks for taking care of me :) you guys always try your best for me right?i know it now :) sorry im late to know it >_< but from now i can feel it how you guys wanted for me...
    nunujoan nunujoan 18-21, F Jul 17

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    I really miss having someone to share all my weird and wacky thoughts with , and having someone to turn to when I'm all dark and moody . Seemed just yesterday I had all I needed...
    MusicalOD MusicalOD 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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