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I Have Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm syndrome is about justifying the abuser's abuse and then thinking he/she is great and taking his/her side. Anyone diagnosed with this confusing, mind-blowing syndrome!! 40 People

    I just read an article this morning.

    ... I believe that in life everything happens for a reason and I am not even sure how I came across this article but I did. And I was shocked as I read my own life story through the eyes of a stranger. She was a mother of three, married to a sociopath and never knew it...
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F May 5, 2014

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    Something I Wrote When I Was In A Really Bad Place

    How could you be so cruel? I love you and I know that you love me too. Why would you hurt me so much if you love me and how could you just let us fall apart? I was yours. Everything I had you had taken from me. Was I not good enough, I promise if you came back I will be better I...
    BrokenObsession BrokenObsession 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    The First Time You Walked Out

    They say when one door closes, another opens- But I don't want this door to close. Perhaps with my words I can procure a stop To silence the creak of the shutting door. This is possibly what you strived for a space eating the place where we once held hands when I shut my eyes I...
    maezombiie maezombiie 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    This Is It...

     Wow, this is so much more difficult than I thought it was going to be. OK, here it is… My friends in the 1st grade were two girls named Paige and Beverly. Paige created this spy game which at the time I did not know was a game, for Bev and me it was our lives. We...
    limistic17 limistic17 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 24, 2008

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    Can The Stockholm Syndrome Be Inherited?

    My mother, who passed away last year, was married to an abusive husband in the last years of her life. She told me she married him because she needed a care giver (her health was very poor), and obviously she thought she could control him since she was of a higher social class...
    jennyupton jennyupton 66-70, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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    My Personal Nightmare

    I were severely bullied (from i was 5 to i was 15 years old), to such degree that my psychiatrist told me that I have developed Stockholm syndrome to be able to handle it. Taking about it is really hard and uncomfortable, because I would wish I could just forget it all. On the...
    lonelyhannah lonelyhannah 26-30 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    I Think I Have Stockholm Syndrome

    I have only known the term "Stockholm Syndrome" as it relates to hostages but today it occurred to me that I might have it. I was never an actual hostage. I could have escaped my abusive situation a thousand times and I didn't. Somehow I thought the abuse was my fault and that I...
    itsu526 itsu526 46-50, F Sep 29, 2013

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    I shouldn't...but I do.

    I love my rapist. I remember it all... The cage The chains The ropes The bull whips The tears The blood The sweat The screams The sounds Your voice You hand Ever cut Every mark Every second The way you looked at me Your loving eyes The hate in your eyes The love I...
    Bigirl9889 Bigirl9889 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I Also Had Stockholm Syndrome

    My story is one of terror and captivity, and what I thought to be love. I had met someone who I fell completely, head over heals in love with. He wanted to be married three weeks into the relationship and I was completely enamered by that and I told him I wanted a commited...
    ranathan81 ranathan81 26-30 2 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    I am in love with the man

    who sexually abused me for 3 years. it started when I was 13. I got extremely close to him. I looked up to him and I could tell him anything. He was my person. I craved the attention. I loved it. I felt needed. wanted and special. we have intermittent contact from the time I was...
    jessical95 jessical95 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    This is something I hate to admit.

    . After being kidnapped, used, and abused, it still makes me cringe when people say "he'll get what he deserves" and much worse.. I hated him for a long time but after the abuse he would hold me and tell me he loved me and made me promise to never leave him..I almost miss all of...
    LilVixen17 LilVixen17 16-17, F 1 Response May 9

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    Related Experiences

    I'm 13 and have known that I have Poland syndrome all my life I'm lucky though I'm only missing my right pictorial muscle, my breast is inverted and my fingers on my right hand are...
    Incorrect13 Incorrect13 13-15, F 1 Response May 19

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    I have Crest Syndrome, i'm only 20 years old, I've known about it for about 2 years now. I'm currently 14 weeks and 5 days pregnant. Just curious to know how everyone deals with...
    taylaelise taylaelise 18-21, F May 7

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    (I actually don't "have" it anymore, as I'd be well-over dead.) I had serotonin syndrome from 2011-2013. I confused it with mania, and I had never had a seizure before, so I didn...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T May 12

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    I invite everyone that has Poland Syndrome to visit my group on Facebook it is a closed group, I look forward to seeing you all there.
    Gene47 Gene47 46-50, M 1 Response May 1

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    Hi everyone, my name is Lindee and I am now 24-years-old going on my 6th year of having POTS syndrome. Aside from the dizzy spells, fatigue, anxiety, brain fog, confusion and...
    shultm1 shultm1 22-25, F May 15

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    Hi! I'm 17 years old, and I was diagnosed with Turner's syndrome when I was a baby. At school, a lot of people don't understand me, and so I don't have a lot of friends and often...
    musiclover48 musiclover48 16-17, F 1 Response May 1

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    first of all I found all if this by chance and I almost started to cry. I was diagnosed with PS when I was born (thank you Cali hospitals) my right hand was small and webbed and I...
    Everrisingmoon Everrisingmoon 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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    I've been diagnosed since I was 17 so just over a year ago yay I have a tendency to make social blunders and meltdown at the smallest things I am also a somewhat rare female Aspie
    Robinwing Robinwing 13-15 2 Responses May 2

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    There's two types of people with aspergers . The ones who can't hold a conversation to save their life AND the ones who talk about anything and everything they know nonstop till...
    JoshRobin JoshRobin 18-21, M 8 Responses May 9

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    One of my reasons for being here is 2 meet peeps like me. Luckily for me, only my breast at my right hand side is affected, it hasn't grown at all, staying in boarding school and...
    4everoptie 4everoptie 16-17, F 2 Responses May 9

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    I crave baking soda ... It don't know why.. I do have low iron.. I've had several transfusions but I just can't stop.. I eat baking soda all day if I could.. N I also crave ice I...
    tee08 tee08 31-35 May 11

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    Hello mother of a lil guy that was diagnosed with klinefelter :( the more I read the more I worry about him. I have had diffrent doctors tell that they are not to sure what this is...
    debnmar debnmar 36-40, F May 18

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    My 1month old lil boy was diagnosed with klinefelter. .the more I read on this the more am worried ,I keep wondering how this will affect him :( I keep praying that its not as bad...
    debnmar debnmar 36-40, F 3 Responses May 18

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    My sister and I both have been diagnosed with MELAS. I am 22 and my sister is 26. She was diagnosed first with the genetic disease when she was about 20. We both live in Toronto...
    hedyc hedyc 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I'm wanting friends like me someone who understands and also thinks and sees things in away others don't. I want someone who hears i have AS and won't go off about how they are so...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    first of all I found this by chance and I almost started crying. I was diagnosed with PS when I was born. my right hand was small and webbed with the middle digits missing and my...
    Everrisingmoon Everrisingmoon 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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    How expensive is the Mayo Clinic Pain Rehab Program??
    december789 december789 16-17, F May 18

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    my name is cyerra and im only 16 i started eatting baking soda when i was 14 and i love it so much but my mom found out and stop buying it and my bidy was craving so bad for it so...
    Cyerra16 Cyerra16 16-17, F a week ago

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    I am a 33 yr old female with a PhD and have been constantly lightheaded for months. My symptoms last all day/every day and include feeling faint, tremors/skakiness, shortness of...
    healthproject healthproject 31-35, F Apr 29

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    I have Asperger's Syndrome which is a high functioning form of autism. I got diagnosed at 7, but my parents told me I was BORN with it. I guess I was born abnormal after all. I...
    maialove maialove 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I invite you all to come over to my Poland Syndrome Suppport (USA) Facebook page, this is a closed group and we are very open and willing to lend advise.
    Gene47 Gene47 46-50, M May 1

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    I invite you all to come over to my Facebook group page, Poland Syndrome Support (USA).
    Gene47 Gene47 46-50, M May 1

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    I am a 16 year old girl and I'm still in high school, that's tough as it is but I do live with polands syndrome and its makes life harder especially in this day and age. When...
    MelissaM98 MelissaM98 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I am so glad I stumbled on this category of posts, because reading of other people's similar experiences is somehow helpful to me, although I'm sorry for all of your troubles. I...
    2323Anonymous 2323Anonymous 51-55, F May 11

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    Hello fellow CES survivors my heart is out to you all I had surgery on March 4 2015 laminectomy/discectomy emergency decompression was paralyzed for 30 hours .This syndrome is one...
    clint03 clint03 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    That is one thing I really don't like about the A.D.D. I have. It makes typing Stories here on E.P. more time-consuming than it really needs to be. I mean, I may start out every...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 2 Responses May 7

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    It started off with a "cold" I caught from my 14 years daughter. I had gone to the hospital and they treated it like the flu. After fainting once in the shower and laying around...
    jenniejennjen jenniejennjen 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I've had a dozen or so minor concussions...you know when you take a shot that makes everything fuzzy, gives you vertigo, and makes you disoriented for a couple of days...but the...
    CainMarko CainMarko 26-30, M Apr 28

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    In the past 64 years since I contracted polio, nothing has been discovered to cure the later effects of polio, but Gabapentin for nerve pain (300 mg.) really helps me sleep at...
    julesgarden julesgarden 61-65 Apr 29

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    I haven't been diagnosed yet. my Dr is trying to eliminate anything else it could be, but I am suffering. I'm having a hard time going to work everyday cuz i can't get out of...
    kareenmarie kareenmarie 36-40, F Apr 30

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    There was only one moment I remember when I was little, every time I drank a bottle of Dasani water, ALL I could think of was the "taste" of a robotic voice in my head. Once I...
    GeekyGangstaGirl GeekyGangstaGirl 22-25, F 4 Responses May 1

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