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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!! 33 People

    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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    Not Yet....!

    But I recently told my therapist that there's no doubt in my mind that I'd suffer from this if it ever happened to me. She thought I was just having a fantasy seeing as I want to get kidnapped. And so it's not really the same as being unknowingly kidnapped and being scared for...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F Aug 11, 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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    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

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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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    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 3 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    ** I do not have Timothy Syndrome, my baby sister does, but she's too little to share her story ** My little sister was born a year and a month ago, premature. She was tiny and...
    allydoe allydoe 18-21, F Nov 19

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    I have been self-diagnosed with rumnation syndrome and am 100% sure that I have diagnosed correctly. This syndrome is making me refuse to eat. I am disgusted with my subconscious...
    sassyanus sassyanus 18-21 Nov 3

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    Hi, I was diagnosed with Limited Crest Syndrome around twelve years ago, having asked what it was I was told, too complicated, look it up on the internet....Anyway have the usual...
    gillybee77 gillybee77 66-70, F Nov 1

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    I was only diagnosed at 16. It's been really hard for me though. I nearly failed out of high school. I can't focus. And pretty much have all the symptoms that show I have it...
    yourbrowneye yourbrowneye 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    My whole life, I've been attracted to dry, dusty things. As a child, I used to volunteer to clean erasers at school so I could inhale the dust, but I never had a craving to...
    FaceFaceFace2 FaceFaceFace2 18-21, F Nov 9

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    Does anyone have anything other than POTS?
    december789 december789 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I started having symptoms at age twelve but I had a complete brake down my junior year of high school. I was trying to balance high school, cosmetology school, and my pots symptoms...
    alyssaanna alyssaanna 18-21, F Nov 13

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    I eat every type of soap anyone I can get my hands on sometimes my tongue is yellow and I have really bad side pains but I cant stop. I eat a bar of soap a month n it relaxes me...
    semorec semorec 18-21, F Nov 16

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    I found out when i was 13 years old and found out i cant have kids i tried Treatments gels tablets everything nothing worked so i went to anabolic steroids like dbol and it was...
    chris0478 chris0478 22-25, M Nov 18

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    Hmm lets see.. My aspergers was pretty bad back when I was younger, but I managed to learn how to simply read situations from facial changes. I still have trouble finding my own...
    oracnid oracnid 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I've just gotten into toothpaste. I really want to eat it, but I have to control myself. Better get some gum, lol
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    All truth passes through 3 stages...First, it is ridiculedSecond, it is violently opposedThird, it is accepted as being self - evident.Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher
    everydayisagoodonepart2 everydayisagoodonepart2 31-35 Nov 17

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    I crack not just my knuckles, but my toes, ankles, wrists, etc. If I try not to, I get so frustrated I just give up. And I laugh at everything. Even if it's not that funny. Someone...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I eat drywall. Well I did but I stopped I'm still craving for it but I don't eat it. this has been going on for about 3-4 years. I'm just curious could this effect my baby in the...
    byancax33 byancax33 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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    I'm pregnant and I loveeee to eat powder ! I tried to stop but I can't . Is there anyone like me ?
    BrokenGirl76 BrokenGirl76 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    I'm eating ice again. Yey? hahah, just wanna get that out there. Wrong info before, it's bad for your teeth.
    gnarlyaf gnarlyaf 18-21 4 days ago

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    So, when we get our dogs as puppies, we're technically kidnapping them in a way, right? Since they have no inkling as to what is happening, to them it's kidnapping I suppose. (Or...
    LiveForAnotherDay LiveForAnotherDay 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have a twin brother that survived Guillain-Barré Syndrome or GBS. He was diagnosed at the age of six and it took a year for him to get treatment and get over the disorder. GBS...
    tinytornado95 tinytornado95 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    1. Sailed a skiff alone in the fjord 2. Scraped barnacles from a boat hull. 3. Swam across the fjord naked 4. Eaten beluga caviar. 5. Been to København. 6. Been strapped seated on...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 16

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    Sometimes I Blame Them-A younger brother and sister ages 21 and 20 who reside in Sweden (likely) or maybe Finland (unlikely but my former stepfather is Finnish). I have not seen or...
    SakenSane SakenSane 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    In year 1992, I came down with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome. Its been a long battle. My face first paralyzed on one side and three months later, the other. This has affected my vision...
    Gustavp Gustavp 70+, M Nov 16

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    My life will never be the same. In 2011, an extremely traumatic event happened to me and since then my life had never been the same. It's easiest to just list the thingsthat were...
    XxAlphaCentaurixX XxAlphaCentaurixX 26-30, T 1 Response Nov 19

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    yeah it's called being better than you. B.T.Y. syndrome
    NotBiasedBAM NotBiasedBAM 18-21, M Oct 29

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    Shock is obviously the first reaction but having then seen and spoke to her in a strange way I feel relief for her. This might help people who know anyone that is suffering with...
    MeSolumRelinquatis MeSolumRelinquatis 31-35, F Nov 2

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    I was diagnosed with CIDP when I was 12 (year 7) and I laughed when they told me because even though I had no idea what it was and the name was such a mouthful, I was relieved to...
    AlexPeyton AlexPeyton 18-21, F Nov 2

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    I have had a college soccer career ending concussion. It's frustrating yes. Days are hard and few understand. But I am blessed and when I get frustrated I take a deep breath and...
    am0116 am0116 18-21, F Nov 2

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    I got a really bad call from the school yesterday. He's been supposedly acting out in class. He says his teacher never believes when he says another student is picking on him. My...
    flypiggie flypiggie 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I learned I had it at age 5 and they said I was lucky to be alive. The only downside is that I have trouble learning in school
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I had a nervous breakdown 20 years ago and wasn't hospitalized. I lost my children to rich people and was homeless for 20 years. I have OCD< ADD, Fatherless Daughter Syndrome...
    growth60 growth60 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I suffer from ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) I am 13 years old and it sucks and hardly anyone has it at my age and honestly no one understands me it affects my everyday life I can...
    emilycatherine emilycatherine 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    It turns out I have polycystic ovary syndrome and that causes my testosterone levels to be dangerously high, estrogen to be dangerously low, insulin to be really screwed up...
    polyglotparrot polyglotparrot 13-15, F Nov 14

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    Anyone else here have this illness?
    leyla29 leyla29 26-30, F Nov 15

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    Marfan syndrome is the cause.
    MiddleSister45 MiddleSister45 41-45, F Nov 17

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    I think. I'm no doctor, but I was reading the symptoms and I know I know that's no way tell tell if you have it. I'm emotionless, I don't make eye contact, I'm clumsy and awkward...
    SunsetTears SunsetTears 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    So many people without it have no idea of the pain it brings along. Today, I'm meeting with the Lender for our new house, and I can't control the neck tics and I'm hurting on a 8...
    jeepers92 jeepers92 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This experience message is for anyone who currently suffers from Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). PLEASE read my entire post before commenting, I have an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and...
    starlits0ul starlits0ul 26-30 4 days ago

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    After 4/5 years of being called lazy when I feel too weak to move, or that it is all in my head, I was finally diagnosed with POTS yesterday. My parents aren't dealing with it well...
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F 4 days ago