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I Read Alot Of Psychology And Self Help Books

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    I'M Not Trying To Be Happy Anymore.

    I'm tired of trying to be a positive person and trying to improve myself, it's a total facade and it's ******* exhausting. I do want the pain to stop, in some way or another, but I feel like self help is a cult and that it just makes me feel worse. Instead of affirmations and...
    Sweetfig Sweetfig 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    Recommendations.

    I have a few self help books which have helped to be hugely helpful. My favourite one's have to be; The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris based on Act(Acceptance Commitment Therapy) a mindfulness therapy that is very proactive that involves realistic problem solving...
    bubblegum84 bubblegum84 26-30, F Mar 11, 2010

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    I used to read them all the time every single game I would read our messages back and forth over and over but as time has gone by I realized you're not coming back and I don't...
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    I used to read them all the time every single game I would read our messages back and forth over and over but as time has gone by I realized you're not coming back and I don't...
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    This week I read "Songs of Willow Frost" by Jamie Ford. Hearing mixed rewievs of his debut novel I found myself sceptical but being almost thretened to read it by an enthusiastic...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am studying psychology in school and honestly I think its the most fascinating science out there. I have hopes to become a forensic psychologist after grad school and obtaining...
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I tried to stop self harming and I went two weeks but then I did it again last night...
    dcook6 dcook6 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I am always making my husband and kids take selfies lol. 
    BeachBumMom BeachBumMom 31-35, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    some days I don't even want to be seen knowing how fat I am. I've starved and that led to counceling. now I'm a depressed, self harmer. see what self confidence can do to a person...
    xXNeverGoodEnoughXx xXNeverGoodEnoughXx 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    When I was 15 I had a friend with severe depression. She attempted suicide many times and had an eating disorder because of it.. Over the course of 2 years I have helped her...
    JesusismySaviour JesusismySaviour 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    I read all the time, when I'm happy sad or depressed, I always like to read. It's really fun, it's interesting and it makes me daydream for hours. I've read a thousand of books...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    For about two to three years, I have self-harmed. Mostly cutting, but I also punched myself, punched objects, starved and made myself throw up {not sure if that the last two are...
    luciethedepressedllama luciethedepressedllama 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love to read. so I love books in general. Old books have that dusty smell to them that always reminds me of my Grandpas.
    BaiiBoo BaiiBoo 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    While I enjoy reading in general, the one thing that bugs me are physical books. Due to being forced to read against my will as a child, the old book smell, and sound of turning a...
    The3rdAndOnly The3rdAndOnly 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Using early childhood trauma as an explanation for an ego-complex and a deviant s*xuality. I have memory of s*xual thoughts from a very young age, years before it was mentioned by...
    Outdoctrination Outdoctrination 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I felt the "I love books" group was too strong. I used to read books only when flying but recently started to read before going to bed.
    carpetheday carpetheday 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I'll read pretty much anything, fiction, non-fiction, even technical manuals. If it's something that really interests me or want to learn about then I'll read about it. I think my...
    ClownNine ClownNine 56-60, M Jul 24

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    Books have defined me as who I am, and most of my childhood memories are of books. I love the worlds that they can take me to, the magical thoughts and comforts they can bring, and...
    will1982 will1982 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I love to read books! Books are really great especially if your friends read the book and you can share your Insights and thoughts. There's an app that I use to talk about books I...
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    It is important. I dislike people that say reading sucks, or they hate reading, or that there's no point in reading, or that books suck. I have friends who actually make fun of me...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 23

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    I need some new books to read. Anyone read a good book lately they could recommend ?!
    klousie klousie 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    We were on vacation last week. I mentioned to my wife that i needed a book to read in the evenings. My wife picked up her phone and after a few seconds told me there was a used...
    marriedup marriedup 56-60, M Jul 22

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    Love psychology, so much. But it is a curse if you are newly diagnosed with a mental illness. Im constantly want to research bc I am anxious about symptoms and am genuinely...
    sunafterstorm sunafterstorm 22-25, F Jul 22

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    I’m going to start reading a book called “Men,Money and Chocolate” by Menna Van Praag No! Its not what you think!!! haha I found this book on the Psychology aisle, it’s...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Most people know that my favorite book genre's are horror / sci-fi and fantasy. But I also love reading true crime, psychology books and what I don't tell most people... Chicken...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jul 20

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    "The more that you read, the more that you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. SeussCheck out the link below to reserve your shirt. Shirts come in...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I went to the bookstore, I had a blast trying to figure out what books to buy, I had to have picked up at least twenty that I contemplated buying. By the end of my shopping...
    leeloodallasmultipass leeloodallasmultipass 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    Since I was 11, I have always found comfort in reading self-help books. That made me keep my sanity... It was just hard growing up with folks who had never been prepared to act as...
    maleficent08 maleficent08 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Why are there so few books on adulthood and beyond?. Am I just blind?, maybe I havent searched so much, I admit. In the book "The human spark" by Jerome Kagan. He has a section...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 16

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    I like to read and learn about psychology and philosophy, on my free time .
    BigOso BigOso 18-21, M Jul 16

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    I've been having the problem starting a book, then before I can finish it I start another, then I don't finish that book, before starting another! its terrible, I'm becoming a book...
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F Jul 16

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    I want to read all 100 greatest books of all time before I die. Here's the beginning of my list... I've read some in the past for school, but would like to read them again as an...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I read a lot of books on many subjects; history, science and nature, philosophy, psychology, the paranormal and true crime are are among my biggest interests, but I do also read a...
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Yes reading books is important in life! It expands your imagination to a whole new level along with expanding your vocabulary and shows you another perspective to life!As well it...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Some of my happiest memories growing up are those of my mother reading to me. I loved curling up in her lap, her gentle voice taking me on adventures overseas, galaxies, and...
    themorningstaracademy themorningstaracademy 26-30, F Jul 14

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    hello. i just want to tell people and try to get some help... !!!!! PLEASE read and help me. it all started in the beginning of 2015.......... the second half of 2014 was the best...
    mccontrucci mccontrucci 22-25, F Jul 13

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    I spend a few hours weekly in three local bookstores. I am looking for books relating to my primary job as a trial lawyer, classroom preparation for criminal justice and...
    susanbornin1969 susanbornin1969 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I truly love to read different books and watch movies and TV programs on crime and the law. After retiring from the bench, my father bought and gave me the entire Dragnet series...
    susanbornin1969 susanbornin1969 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Any guy up for helping me? Maybe talk me through it? I just need to read something to help me c*m...
    HornyRebel HornyRebel 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 13

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