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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!! 35 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I got diagnosed when I was 3 and I have it in both eyes. Just a few months before that I had a brain tumor. I can not begin to image what kind of stress this put my parents under...
    macyl macyl 18-21, F Nov 30

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    I was diagnosed with Duane Syndrome in my right eye when I was just a baby, when my Dad noticed I couldn't move my eye. From a very early age I remember being in the hospital...
    baaraah baaraah 18-21, F Dec 5

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    I found out I had Duane Syndrome in both of my eyes when I was around 6 years old but it only started to seriously impact my life when I was 12. From what I remember my vision used...
    Ashleyc97 Ashleyc97 16-17, M Dec 12

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    Hi there. Since I was born I have been diagnosed with marfan syndrome. Little did I know, being an infant, I was on the verge of having many issues in life. They may not have been...
    ChrisSFTY ChrisSFTY 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Hi my name is Christina, I just found out I have pica. I have been licking cigarette ashes off of my finger. It started about 5 months ago while I was living with my ex. I was very...
    4cutiepies 4cutiepies 36-40, F Dec 11

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    Hi, I'm 43 and I think I have pica because I'm really addicted to eating ice and smelling washing powder. It's only one brand of washing powder I crave for(I'm not worried about...
    smurft smurft 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Recently diagnosed. Diagnosis seems a bit pointless seeing as there's no cure but I suppose it will stop me wasting my time looking for a solution. I wonder what to do with a life...
    Dontcare8 Dontcare8 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 Nov 23

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    My wife( 36, a twin, living in NZ), has MELAS. Hearing loss declined between 2007-2012. Had first grand mal seizures in 2012, diagnosed with mitochondrial disease/MELAS. Sadly had...
    Richeste Richeste 36-40, M Nov 29

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    hello swyer sisters. i was diagnosed at age of 18. had my gonadectomy at age of 21. on cycloprogynova since diagnosed. i am now 28. trying for my baby. this is the 2nd trial of...
    ibelieveingodextremly ibelieveingodextremly 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    THERE COMES TO A POINT THAT YOU REALIZE THAT ANY OR ALL RESOURCES AFFORTED TO A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY IS A SCAM; LEGAL, MEDICAL SHOULD BE BOUND TO A LEGAL ETHIC STANDARD, SADLY...
    JEM404 JEM404 41-45, M Dec 11

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    Anyone eat cigarette ashes? I would really like to talk to someone who has the same problem!
    4cutiepies 4cutiepies 36-40, F Dec 12

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    OVUS SUMPTUM PAR MIDA U TOLS
    JEM404 JEM404 41-45, M a week 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 Nov 24

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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 Nov 26

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    I have Hypermobility Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS). I also have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome/dysautonomia (POTS). Ehlers Danlos syndrome is a connective tissue...
    jahoz jahoz 41-45 6 days ago

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    PhD in theoretical chemical physics. I have a PhD from one of the most known institute of technology in Sweden. I am proud of it, just because I did it when I was still thinking...
    mrtt80 mrtt80 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I am well acquainted with how disruptive motherhood can be to a woman's personal and professional autonomy. I will not be waxing poetic about it either (today of all days). I too...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm so glad I found this. Many of your stories are so similar to mine. I've seen twenty six doctors, having been diagnosed with fibromyalga, chronic migraines, osteoarthritis and...
    jsxburt jsxburt 46-50, F 22 hrs ago

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    Hey All, I'm a 28 year old female with what I think is CVS. Every few months I am awoken in the middle of the night with the worst stomach ache in the centre of my abdomen and I...
    starjj starjj 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I was diagnosed with HAS a few days ago - The initial cause was that I am experiencing eye issues and saw an ophthalmologist who then referred me to a neurologist who made the...
    barbarasayshi barbarasayshi 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i think Asperger Syndrome is very similar to Obssesive Compulsive Personality Disorder...
    Hanahbee Hanahbee 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Nov 21

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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 Nov 22

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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 Nov 23

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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 Nov 23

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    Hi, Im new to this site, and anything like this. I recently found out that my BF, and as of last month, Husband has AS. I am not a Doctor, but he has all the characteristics and...
    Metalmissys Metalmissys 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I don't remember a day where I actually felt normal. Could run. Didn't have my parents yell at me for "not controlling my symptoms". People asking why my legs are all red and...
    HebBay HebBay 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I think I have Aspergers, I love arts so much I think it's the only life where I want to be, I love seeing great murals an architect designs, I can get obsessed and lost when I...
    perennialsorrows perennialsorrows 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 27

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    I can't meet people's gazes. I have single minded focus on certain things. I am clumsy (found a way to help that.) I usually end a conversation just because I can't continue it, I...
    Ditum Ditum 18-21, M Nov 28

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    It took the doctors almost 3 years to diagnose me. At first, they thought it was anxiety or depression. I was thrown around from hospital to hospital for about 2 1/2 years until a...
    Kristoe103095 Kristoe103095 18-21, F Nov 29

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    it was twenty four years ago when I had bouts of severe stomach pain. the kind of pain that would double you over. it was scary because I was pregnant at the time. I thought...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    From the time that I was 7 years old, I have been medicated. I have been on 30+ drugs my entire life. First was Ritalin, that made me a walking zombie. From then on anti...
    sicknfaith83 sicknfaith83 31-35, F Dec 2

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    I thought I needed a good vent so here goes. Sorry if there is TMI. Every since I started my period when I was 11 I would be in excruciating pain, I would have to have time off...
    xxkerry1990xx xxkerry1990xx 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    A few years ago, I moved from the east coast of the United States to the southwest to go back to university after taking a year long break from school, and I didn't know a single...
    uglyhands uglyhands 22-25, F Dec 4

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    I was finally diagnosed as being on the spectrum on November 2nd, 2014. The test used was the Gilliam Asperger's Disorder Scale and it was a three hour test done over three visits...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    The doctor finally told me I have it a year ago but so far no one believes it. Looking to meet others who would like to talk about it.
    keravon keravon 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 8

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