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I Have Had Psychotherapy

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    Starting Today - Very Nervous!

    I'm very nervous. I start psychotherapy today. I know I need it. I have way too much to deal with on my own. I have really bad social anxiety without all the other crap in my life and it is going to be very hard for me to even walk into that office today. I don't even know where...
    marriedintx marriedintx 31-35, F Aug 3, 2012

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    Psycho Sue

    I had psychotherapy when I was about 16, in a room that was painted green, with a woman named Sue. I remember she used to ask me a lot about what colour guilt was and kept going on about how I needed to eat. We always hugged at the end of the session which was kind...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2008

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    my english is very bad:/ I went to psychotherapy, although I felt that I do not have some serious problems or that psychotherapy can help me. In the end it turned out that I could not even tell what all the troubles, because I started crying. My parents are divorced, they...
    MarieBulter MarieBulter 22-25, F Jul 13, 2012

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    Not Bad Not Bad At All

    psychotherapists can be cool if you find the right one me and my psychotherapist are like bestfriends they are usually cool and usually have a big comfy couch for you to sit on lol hahaha her names rosemary moffit and we call her miss.rose and she works in saratoga ca I havent...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2011

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    I Had Cat

    I had cognitive analytic therapy to help with my depression and I recommend it to anyone. It helped me to acknowledge the things that happened to me in the past and it has helped me to try to move on. It was a difficult thing to go through at the time because it brought a...
    thesoundofsilence thesoundofsilence 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10, 2007

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    Complete Failure of My Life

    I've tried to ask for help from the doctor, i've tried to call social workers to have some discuss, but it seems everything still go in an unsure way that makes me very uncomfortable. Then i contacted the psychologist doctor( should they be called that way?) and i experienced the...
    cfroi cfroi 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 23, 2007

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    Cognitive Restructuring

    Several years ago, I found myself sitting alone, loaded pistol in hand.  I had been severely, severely depressed, and had been walking around in a fog for months.  By this point, I didn't know if I was coming or going.  I just...was...and barely even was...
    RaraAvis RaraAvis 31-35, F 5 Responses May 13, 2007

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    Yes

    I am currently in therapy. I like my shrink. She doesn't misinterpret what I say.
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 22-25, F May 9, 2008

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    7 Years And Counting

    I've been in psychotherapy for the past 7 years, I'm also a therapist myself. Two main reasons to begin psychotherapy were: 1. I was a psych student, therefore, I have to know myself, I have to work on myself, and I have to have the proper tools to be able to walk down my own...
    paigemarshall23 paigemarshall23 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I had one yesterday in the evening. It's been a while since I've had one, and I don't know if that's the reason why it was so much worse than what I usually have had in the past...
    Riafarah Riafarah 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Here I go again I were I am staying I may not stay long but that shoud not be a reason I just have so menny people who want me to fail its just now and you are who should fail...
    judp judp 46-50, M Apr 8

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    So I had 9 unilateral ECT's, it destroyed my memory, cogntiive abilities, like now I'm retarded at math, and I can barely remember what I'm reading, get lost in conversation, and...
    BFowler BFowler 36-40, M Apr 9

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    First of all í want to excuse my spelling and grammar i am not native to english i am from Iceland. I have had several of these experinces though must of them happened to me as a...
    notendanafn notendanafn 22-25, M Apr 13

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    Always bulling me for no reason . Making fun of me for just saying hi . Always being famous even if u r mean. Making me weak . Telling me words that hurt me . That's enough I have...
    Lonelyvamp2 Lonelyvamp2 13-15, F a week ago

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    I have had many jobs over my lifetime
    sDg95212 sDg95212 56-60, M Apr 1

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    I have had my heart broken more like shattered. I spent eight years of my life loving someone unconditionally...all to find out he didn't love me back. I gave him my heart and he...
    Angela1989 Angela1989 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have had enough of my unhappy marriage, it's time to get out and enjoy my life again!!! Life is short, you never know when will be your last day.
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    This was not a dream of the rapture happening- more like a feel of it. I have had dreams woth the rapture actually happening, this is not one of them. I looke outside- I saw a...
    EvangelistTeen EvangelistTeen 13-15, F Apr 15

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    Travel is a great way of changing your perspectives. I was becoming involved in some directions I didn't really want to go in, with so many aspects of my life at home in France. I...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    In General, I hate girls. Now before anybody says girls have a right not to want to date nice guys or some other bull, I will say this: I am not a smiley, sun shining out of my...
    odis22 odis22 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    where I come from, most often than not you marry your high school sweetheart. I've had 2 serious boyfriends in my lifetime (that doesn't count guys I've casually dated & hung out...
    countryanon countryanon 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    The first panic attack I experienced has two very odd contributing factors. One being I had a very very strong latte at this little cafe. And the other involves a belly bar...
    SassySam77 SassySam77 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    She was broken. Her heart lay in billions of pieces, spread about the floor like tiny specs of dust. It would be impossible to tell that her heart had even been there at all, had...
    suppressingadulthood suppressingadulthood 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    The worst pregnancy scare I've ever had was last summer, I had gone to see friends in another province for two weeks and during that time I had hooked up with my ex a few times...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    It was summer and my mom and I had driven 6 hrs to Utica "Middle of F*cking Nowhere", Mississippi for my first year on lower-staff at an overnight summer camp. Lower staff meets a...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I remember one boy in 3rd grade that had a crush on me. He gave me a silver butterfly with no antennae. He moved schools after that year. If anyone else had a crush on me they've...
    Schism7 Schism7 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I found out I had scoliosis when I was 11 years old, my curve was too serious to be fixed with a brace so my family opted for the surgery when I was 12. Since I was a child when I...
    elliehill33 elliehill33 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I had it rough growing up. The first 5 years of my life were very traumatic. Born prematurely and at 24 weeks. Spent the next 6 months of my life in an incubator being fed...
    Findingteesh Findingteesh 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    When they happen they can overwhelm the good ones and its easy to feel like a victim of life when these happen to me. I try and concentrate on what makes me happy,people,things...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Mar 28

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    I'm only 30 but I feel like I'm 70. I feel like I'm at the end of the line. I was a workaholic. My first job was right after school. When I was in college, I tend to work during...
    hopefulunderdog hopefulunderdog 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Quite a funny story actually, i knew about sleep paralysis and had an incident when i was binge gaming... and like, this time i woke up, and was paralysed, thats not really the...
    image2fite image2fite 18-21, M Apr 10

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    But Jesus saved me. I've had sleep paralysis since I was little. My first experience was when I was around 6, and I would wake up unable to move and terrified because a large black...
    sophiedahl sophiedahl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    While at uni I was at a party and one of the lecturers was there. She was about 35 and I was 19, and we had a wonderful time at the party, and ended up kissing while we were...
    PinkyPinks PinkyPinks 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    My date lied about his height. He turned out to be considerably shorter than what he had told me. His eyes reached my neck. I like men that are taller than me. That's not my...
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I have always wondered probably no one has had a crush on me because I'm Too ugly
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M Mar 28

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    Interestingly, years later a friend tells me she had a crush on me. Never expected it in a 'million years.' Just one of those things I wondered about but didn't notice or know of.
    bLEu22 bLEu22 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    If only I know who had crush on me, and i'm gonna be happy.
    sylvme sylvme 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Last June I had a major car accident and ended braking my tib , fib , knee and ankle . As the ambulance brought me into the hospital they sent me straight to surgery when they put...
    Katrinas16 Katrinas16 16-17, F Apr 2

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    To the patients who have Lupus or other diseases, what diseases do you have? How long have you had it? Do you feel this diseases is going kill you? Got any "I almost died...
    heartbroken69 heartbroken69 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Really sucks and a weird thing was that you jumped soooo happy because you had your period Lol
    Jaisz Jaisz 18-21, F Apr 3

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    So I have experienced this a couple of times, usually when i lie on my back but not always. The most terrifying experience I had was when I felt both my feet getting grabbed by the...
    Ziako Ziako 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    This topic had me thinking that it would be fun to know the answer to.. Well at least at this point in my life. Going back to wonder how many possible what if's.. :)
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 1 Response Apr 5

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    Has anyone ever had this experience - expanding infinitely until all times and spaces were experienced and all things were known simultaneously? The best way to describe it is no...
    777Brad 777Brad 56-60, M Apr 7

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    The first time I had this, I thought I was being possessed by a demon lol I started hallucinating & I tried to scream for help but I couldn't. I get them every time I fall asleep...
    omgchapstick omgchapstick 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    This would be so awesome to know... I remember when MySpace had a "truth box" you could post.. I always wanted to check mine and find love messages but they were always rude...
    JadenLangVageta JadenLangVageta 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I had worst broken leg ever broke it two times
    painfulwedgiegirl painfulwedgiegirl 13-15, F Apr 9

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    I don't know whats wrong with me, I randomly had sex with a girl I met online last night and now I feel empty, Not because I want anything else to come of it, I just don't know...
    barnest2 barnest2 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 10

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    What have you had done, and why? (yes, I realize this is personal; I will share my experiences as well, to be fair.)
    SickintheSkull SickintheSkull 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    About a week ago. See my bed is right by a huge window. I woke up when I heard noise coming from it and I looked out from bed. I was laying on my back. There was a dark figure...
    gram497 gram497 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    My ex and I fooled around in a movie theatre. She gave me a blow job and I fingered her. I'm too tall to bend down in the seats or I would have reciprocated. :). We also had...
    micmer micmer 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I went to a hot dog vendor once in NYC for a quick lunch. I had the guy load up both hot dogs with mustard and sauerkraut. My mouth was watering so bad to swallow those whole. I...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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