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I Find That Writing Is the Best Therapy

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Writing Your Way to Happiness http://well.

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    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 9

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    ~ 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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    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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    my best friend proposed to me I don't know what to say
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    Not messing but definitely wetting her self or her bed. I find the thought of a lovely mature woman who regularly wets her bed or her knickers very erotic.
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    My name is Jenny 26 years of age. A couple of years ago I was looking for a black man. Fortunately, I got to know about the site through a friend of mine http://www...
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    I live in New Zealand and I want to find hippie friends that I can chill with and relate to. I wanna run free and wild. Anyone can message if your keen for a chat :)
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    Letter to my future love, Hello sweet guy, I hope you had an amazing day, mine was crazy busy as could be expected with the promotion I just got. Praise God though, I wouldn't...
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    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 day ago

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    “HOLD YOUR POSITIONS!” the Captain yelled, but his men were unable to obey. Waves thrashed violently back and forth, and now there were only a few minutes between their...
    TheCuttlefish TheCuttlefish 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm a 26 year old male coming up on 27. It seems like everyone else is able to find someone except me. I feel like some of them just had it fall into their lap. I couldn't find it...
    alley00pster alley00pster 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I have decided to use ep for my therapy because I really love how open and honest I can be on here, I have a really hard time communicating with people In my life and feel like I'm...
    daisychain33 daisychain33 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have been taking Physical Therapy as my premed for 3 years now. I have one more year to go then internship :) I had no idea what I got myself into until i started. And i gotta...
    Artandabstarct Artandabstarct 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I want to post a song... But I don't know how, on this damn phone. It says it copied Pink's concert version How Come You're Not Here to my clipboard for me... Anyone know how to...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I've got many ideas for stories and I've tried writing them all but they'll never be completed at the rate I'm going. I'm hoping to find someone who's willing to write with me and...
    Koorimizu Koorimizu 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think music is a therapy for everything
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    The Ragsdale Region - Chapter 1<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><<><><><><>The year is 2014, a young man at the age of...
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    As a college "drop out" and a 21 year old man, it's probably consider fairly unusual that I would love to write essays. This however is the case. My grammar isn't the best, and my...
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    Terror on Extension 29 Eighteen - Bonnie/Eileen Duke I looked up from my homework as Mom literally slammed into the house,leaving the front door open behind her. She was as white...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F a week ago

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    Misguided Quest Who would've thought I could change the world? What about the parrot? Yes, I admit it-the world we now live in is my fault...though the parrot isn't without blame...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Jun 22

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    Misguided Quest Who would've thought I could change the world? What about the parrot? Yes, I admit it-the world we now live in is my fault...though the parrot isn't without blame...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Jun 22

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