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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!! 26 People

    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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    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 1 Response 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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    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 Aug 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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    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

    when i was eight, i was diagnosed with a condition named turner syndrome. there were so many life changes, like having to get a shot every night before bed and going to the doctor...
    rachelrubin01 rachelrubin01 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Hello, I'm a mother of one handsome 9 month old boy. When my husband and I left the hospital June 29, 2013. We were never told that our son was born with Poland Syndrome. After his...
    Bernadzikowski Bernadzikowski 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I have just been put on 10 sodium tablets per day. This is apparently meant to help my POTS, has this worked for anyone else?
    justplainhollyjayne justplainhollyjayne 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have a really bad habit of eating flour. Its a really embarrassing habit so I try to keep it to myself but knowing there's other people with the same problem gives me comfort. I...
    KimmyO4Lifeex33 KimmyO4Lifeex33 16-17, F Mar 28

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      My 8 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with Melas after her first episode. She encountered loss of sensation down her right side, but this has now returned. We are...
    21sienna 21sienna 41-45, M Mar 31

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    When I was a child my parents knew something was different about me, and I was actually delayed in both speech and motor skills. (uncommon for aspies ;o it is more actually common...
    PerfectInsanity1988 PerfectInsanity1988 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I need some feed back. Can anyone please explain their headaches with pots? I want someone to relate to so I can stop thinking I have a brain tumor
    cassidybute cassidybute 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I assume I have had pots for a while but was just recently diagnosed. I am concerned that I have something else going on as well. It's probably easier to say the symptoms I don't...
    crsmith221 crsmith221 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I have been diagnosed with POTS and misdiagnosed with various other things for 6 years now. I've learned that the most frustrating part about POTS is that it's an "invisible...
    LivingwithPOTS20 LivingwithPOTS20 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Don't give up the hope of it one day getting better.
    LivingwithPOTS20 LivingwithPOTS20 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    .................interesting
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I am 47XXY, I am 25 years old and live at home with my parents, in England. Im not very good at typing, as I find it rather hard to explain, but I just wish someone would...
    johndrinks88 johndrinks88 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    As a young teen I was just constantly thrown on pain killers for back and hip pain. It wasn't until Nov last year it was diagnosed as Fibromyalgia. My energy levels just...
    XanthiaJo XanthiaJo 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Okay this very rare virus I contacted just over 26 years ago. Now I still can't get up from the ground in the sitting position without help. Do more exercise to strengthen your...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Two last night! In the first, I was still in highschool I guess. I was on the bus ride home after a long and exhausting day and the girl sitting next to me asked if I wanted to go...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I was diagnosed at the age of 17. Up until that point i spent my life with the perallasis and docters not knowing what it was. They thought i had a type od muscular distrophy and i...
    tabitha35 tabitha35 31-35, F Mar 19

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    So I am 21 years old and I suffer from Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, I have done my research and unfortunately it comes with so many issues. But it is common and I would love to...
    o1Nadia1o o1Nadia1o 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Was diagnosed back in high school. Felt like it held me back from many things. Yea, I did go 2 dances, junior and senior prom, but people treated me like I was retarded. I'm highly...
    HottRoddTX HottRoddTX 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I have Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, as I only have issues with my heart rate not my blood pressure when standing. Does anyone else have this? What helps? I'm waiting on a call...
    Konig316 Konig316 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Intramarine Isolation Syndrome. It is what I have, my disease. Cool. Quiet. Sometimes green, sometimes blue. Dark, or shining in the sun, but it always feels like no one ever...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 6

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    I have Tourette's syndrome.
    mrhollingswortg1992 mrhollingswortg1992 22-25, M Apr 8

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    I found out I had Poland's Syndrome in my 30s ( I am now 48) when I was referred to a plastic surgeon. Had an operation but had to remove the implant as my chest cavity kept...
    gamordente gamordente 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I am new to this as I noticed several posts about pots syndrome I was wondering if someone could help me? I have suffered with this since I was 14 (I am now 19) but was only...
    potsie2222 potsie2222 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I have a question for everyone :) So I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome a few years ago and am aware about it for a while now. Lately, however I have been having random...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Fortunately I am self-employed and can sleep the hours I "like" to 6AM-1PM. Not that I really want to be this way, but every time I try to reset to normal time, it only lasts a...
    Pozadam Pozadam 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I really need someone who knows what is going on to help me make sense of things. My partner of just over a year.. has spent the year breaking up with me. I am always fighting...
    maveric01 maveric01 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Mild cp, deformed hand, poor vision and hearing, poor teeth, weak heart, something undiagnosed with my brain (sort like a stroke but not), type 2 diabetes, psoriasis, soliios, ADHD...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M Mar 23

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    Well my dad used to tell me off for eating. I always had a revved up metabolism which continued well into my teens. I could rival any teenage boy. But I was active- I never...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I was diagnosed with TS when I was very young. My case is mild and my tics are slight but I do feel the internal side effects of TS like anxiety, hyper vigilance, and some OCD. I...
    artMusicBrew artMusicBrew 36-40, M Mar 24

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    I have just been put on 10 sodium tablets per day. This is apparently meant to help my POTS, has this worked for anyone else?
    justplainhollyjayne justplainhollyjayne 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Originally diagnosed with a bacterial ear infection, I actually had Shingles that lead to Bells palsy / Ramsey Hunt syndrome, with the usual symptoms. This is the first time I've...
    johnsonfamily38 johnsonfamily38 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I am the middle of 5 2 older brothers 2 younger sisters. My brothers were always allowed to do what ever they want. Stay up late,drive, and lots of other fun stuff. My parents took...
    Jimmy1313 Jimmy1313 22-25, M Mar 26

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    Please please respond if you are relatable. My anxiety with POTS has become so extreme and i am constantly worrying about every little thing in my body and always thinking...
    cassidybute cassidybute 18-21, F Mar 26

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    As a child I suffered from Exploding Head Syndrome.
    needlessthings needlessthings 31-35, M Mar 28

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    My dad was exposed to it in Vietnam. My parents were told by a doctor I was slightly affected. Result? Brittle, easily broken teeth. Was told that by the time I was 35, I would...
    daddyj2008 daddyj2008 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    headcaches, dizzziness, like flu feeling in the head, im seying everything like in slow motion, heaviness of whole body, and everything combied together it making wierd feeling...
    rihcrissy rihcrissy 31-35, M Apr 1

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    I have been struggling with fatigue with pots for the last 15months. Has anyone found anything to help this?
    Kas25 Kas25 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    My daughter has smas and is being cured by tilting upside down at a 45% angle on her back with arms over her head.She was looking at a surgical feeding tube after two years of...
    racheldunkley racheldunkley 41-45, F Apr 6

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    I was 26 years old when I got GBS. I was a new mom of a four month old baby girl. Before she was born I had taught 1st grade. The plan was to take a year off from teaching then go...
    mommabrick5 mommabrick5 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Adding to my previous post - no one around me understands pots, my mum knows I'm ill but gets frustrated at me telling her how I feel and says she is fed up of hearing I'm ill, my...
    potsie2222 potsie2222 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    She was found dead in her bedroom at 4am yesterday. No news yet with regards to the cause. She was one of those crazy party girls. But there was something wrong. For as...
    NekroNomikon NekroNomikon 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I started with pain at the first of January. Woke up one morning with the feeling that I was being stabbed in the shoulder with a knife. Used heat/ice thinking I had pulled a...
    msv123 msv123 51-55, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been diagnose with this last year sept. Experience alot of pain. Exercise helps, and to stay possitive. I know God is withme even in this. I like to hear from others.
    4icelady 4icelady 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm 15 years old almost 16 getting ready to drive. I always had big dreams. I wanted to go to Stanford, I got straight A's, I always tried to be the best of the best. I know now...
    shybutkindd shybutkindd 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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