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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

    blogs.nytimes.com//2015/01/19/writing-your-way-to-happiness/?WT.mc_id=2015-Q1-KEYWEE-AUD_DEV-0101-0331&WT.mc_ev=click&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1420088400&bicmet=1451624400&ad-keywords=FEBAUDDEV&kwp_0=9414&_r=0
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Jan 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I used to have best friends in secondary school but as life goes on you drift apart in your own directions. I don't know why it is harder to find meaningful friendships when your...
    PinkMacaroon PinkMacaroon 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've written a new post on my blog. Take a read ☺️ https://dionnetyler.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/dear-diary-help-me-find-my-best-friend-2/
    dte21 dte21 18-21, F Mar 21

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    writing helps me to organize my thoughts and emotions, and it helps me keep a timeline of what obstacles I was battling at different points in my life. I love looking back on old...
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Emotional abuse... You always tell yourself when your young, "I will never let anyone treat me bad,"- "I will never be THAT girl." - "I will always stand up for what I believe in...
    URBeautiful88 URBeautiful88 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Writer's Block. True Writer's block is so incredible rare. 99 % of all professional writers do not get writer's block. And professional writers don't get it because of their...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Where do I begin it seems impossible to find the right words to describe how I am feeling. I'm writing as the thoughts flow many of which don't make any sense and those which...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I write a lot, when I'm feeling down I put it all in paper, my worst times are written down, while my bests are in pictures, life is not easy, it will never be. I like to write...
    franchesval franchesval 18-21, F Apr 5

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    writing helps me see the world in a different way everytime i fall in love. helps makes sense of muttered words blurred in a storm of emotions.
    johnmack79 johnmack79 26-30, F Mar 21

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    Last year, I wrote this letter to a friend who was having a hard time moving on from a girl he really liked. This letter, sadly, was not delivered to him. I decided to post it on...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 Mar 22

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    For those who want to write seriously, who have aspirations of writing a novel and/or publishing one, you must write consistently. Carve out a period of time everyday and write...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M Mar 29

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    Anger. How do I put into words the misery behind the anger? The sheer chaos and vehemently loud war cries the beast makes creates a long dark shadow that covers many lies and...
    TrueZetetic TrueZetetic 26-30, M Apr 12

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    Writing a story need other people's take on it. What is the worst way to find someone who committed suicide?(Ex:hanged, shot through the head, over dose, cutting, ect ect ect) In...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Ok, I wrote this a couple of months ago, and just found it in my notebook. It's terrible I know, but I've shared so much with you guys, and wanted to post this too. You're not...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I love to sit down and listen to music and have my thought just flow through my head and me write them down its my best way to relax and block the world out sometimes doodle in my...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Im struggling. Just like I've always been. Ppl never are what they seem. I trust ppl an they all eventually turn on me. I take a huge risk letting them know a few things about my...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I do express myself through writing. throughout my life when I am going through something, as I am contemplating something, I will try and write down these things to help me...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I write because it is part of me. Something inside me call to put how I feel on the page. I write alone, with my thoughts coming out of my head, with feelings coming out of my...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 8 Responses Apr 1

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Eight - Chapter Four Like I said before, the adult world is nothing if not confusing. My parents were no longer accusatory, but that didn't prevent them...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Eight - Chapter Nine The chapel-like bells seemed to peal and then die away. I waited, glancing over my shoulder. Jock seemed perfectly at ease, leaning...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 8

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    The line of poetry I am using is from a poem called The Little Boy Lost by William Blake Title: ‘Father Father, where are you going?’ Drip, drip, drip. The sky was crying...
    nightstar123 nightstar123 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Eight - Chapter Fifteen I had no intentions of mentioning our mishap in the village - but Dada took the situation out of our hands. My father joined us...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    I didn't start talking until I was 3. My parents took me to therapy to improve my speech and social skills, I went there until I was 6. They told me it was a daycare and I only...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    From time to time I find myself binging on old ballads by the Beach Boys, the Everly Brothers, and those late '50s girl groups. The sadder the better. In a strange way I find...
    starsaboveyou starsaboveyou 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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