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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 love reading books that helps me improve myself to become a better person. I read why men love ******* and why men marry *******, and it works sometimes jst dnt overdoo it...
    nickisteph nickisteph 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Read More Books: 1. To Develop Your Verbal Abilities Although it doesn’t always make you a better communicator, those who read tend to have a...
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Movies were great, but the books are even better: I saw the first 2 movies before I ever read any of the books, but the books are amazing. I'm just about finishing up the final...
    Nicholas16 Nicholas16 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Knocked down my mom doll collection and put a bookshelves, yeah she was pissed but as parent could they really get mad at there child for loving to read? NO. I could do bad thing...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Strange--saw an article in the newspaper (yes, they still make those) about the reading habits of Americans and how people who use e-readers read more books per year than people...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like to read detective and adventure books before going to sleep I am doing it since my childhood it helps me to fall sleep quickly and sometimes I dreamt of the character that...
    Warrior2356 Warrior2356 18-21, M Jul 2

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    I love reading books. I love the smell of a new book. I love the feeling I get after reading a really good books. I LOVE BOOKS
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Is there anyone else out there totally in love with JR Ward and the Black Dagger Brotherhood? She is my all time favourite author and the BDB books are fantastic. The world and...
    1970schick 1970schick 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    So a friend and myself are doing a reading challenge to see if we can't read at least 52 books by this time next year. Only one book a week, not counting children's books or under...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Got a new ebook, You are a BADASS HOW TO STOP DOUBTING YOUR GREATNESS AND START LIVING AN AWESOME LIFE by Jen Sincero. It's a great self-help book! :)
    zylph zylph 22-25, F Jul 8

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    Short story: I only have 18 books left to read this summer so I want help choosing more. Long story: last January I went on a "book spree" at powells book store in oregon, with $1...
    VaguePseudonym VaguePseudonym 13-15, M 17 hrs ago

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    I'm a closet book nerd. No one would ever guess for some reason. It's funny. Anyway..Currently I'm reading two books.. 'The Hobbit' which I'm sure everyone knows about. I've had it...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I assume I love books because it's how I get away from reality in a mental state of mind, I'm highly passionate in reading, I truly admire the authors because it'd be rather hard...
    Maryahsings Maryahsings 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Well, I'm not saying that psychology is bad as a science but I feel that it has been too popularized and overused and with that of course used for manipulation. First we have...
    HannibalQ HannibalQ 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I hate reading . I didnt read at school to read at home
    gimmili gimmili 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    HOW TO READ BOOKS. 'LIFE IS GOOD WITH BOOKS'. If you're reading a book so you're making your day perfect. Something I'm supposed to say is if you think reading is boring then you...
    cunny10 cunny10 16-17, F Jul 15

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    I really am glad people can't read my thoughts. There are times that I get annoyed at the smallest thing. It's like the presence of people or having them talk to me bothers me...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    but now I don't read.. :/ it isn't cool
    kamalmoussa kamalmoussa 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I'm currently reading The Mortal Instruments series, book six City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. It's my favorite series that I've read. I'd recommend it to anybody.
    Yooper117 Yooper117 16-17, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Unfortunately most of the books I've been reading are textbooks for my classes, but when I have a chance to sit down and really focus on a good book cover-to-cover, I love novels...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Ok, I am finally ready to swallow my pride and ask for help. Since this is EP, I should probably start with asking everyone to please understand that the advice I am seeking is...
    Firefighter343 Firefighter343 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    First, I want to introduce myself, I am Cyril, 22 years old living in the Philippines. I work online as a freelance writer where I earn money just enough to pay monthly bills and...
    CyrilOh CyrilOh 18-21 Jul 15

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    I may have been born straight and white, but that is where the trends end. I am so unlike my family, I have virtually nothing in common with any of them. Everything I knew...
    NANOHORIZON NANOHORIZON 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

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    I love books not because they get me away from reality, but because they allow me to live more intensely for a few moments. I get totally absorbed and I'm in that world struggling...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 5 hrs ago

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    When I finally came open about my dad sexually abusing me, the police had taken me to my nan's where I lived ever since. I remember one of the days after the whole ordeal of police...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F Jul 12

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    I am such a book worm. I just love to read and read, i think it really helps a lot too, with spelling and grammar. Reading helps take you to another world and open up your...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I think everyone should read these books... These books are some classics... that will change your life, and how you view the world, your self, others, life, etc. 1. "Think and...
    astro00 astro00 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    We are market leaders in the WA area for the design and construction of pre-fabricated flat pack kit homes and professional properties working with SIPs.The group at WA Housing...
    Eveline1062z Eveline1062z 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Books are my guilty pleasure. They help me escape reality. As well as most books that I tend to read are story and poetry books. It makes me unhappy how traditional books are being...
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    When I was younger I would not read as I found it boring, now I can not put books down, I give credit to my kids as they love to read and must have over 200 books. They now see me...
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Don't you love the smell of new text when you enter a bookstore? I literally want to kiss all the books as the bliss warms my passion and imagination for books. I may not have any...
    GothLuna15 GothLuna15 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i love books. The feeling of turning a page, the smell...and there is this place that sells so many books on the side of the street and i just stand there and read the blurbs and...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The extent of my education. My late parents were free spirits to say the least. They lived the fast life of Sex,Money,Drugs(alcohol in their case) with three young kids in tow. We...
    BlackMoroccan BlackMoroccan 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I love reading but I don't have any books left to read I read all the ones I have! 😔 Can someone tell me where I can find good books to read that are for my age? (16)
    Makaila22 Makaila22 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I've been getting back into my reading hobby after having more free time now. I been downloading so many Kindle books and iBooks on my Ipad as well as purchasing tons of used books...
    afdragon afdragon 36-40, F Jul 5

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    I have no education in psychology however i've always had an interest as to why people act the way they do, i mean some thinks must have deeper meanings. i believe how people are...
    sidraa sidraa 16-17, F Jul 12

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    I asked my mom maybe two years ago if we could go to the bookstore, and looked At me like i was crazy. She grabbed my hand and told me not to cry, but books are going "extinct...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    Certainly, my initially suggestion is to essentially think about your cause for beginning college; therapeutic massage therapy is this sort of a private and strongly interpersonal...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I haven't read any of the Grey's books, and I certainly don't plan to do so. If those are your favorite books, I need to see a resume of actual decent books you've read to respect...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always go to the bookstore and picked up a novels and books that look exciting ! Then I say ! After exams I'll start reading , now I've finished my exams ! So I have free time...
    Strivingforjannah Strivingforjannah 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    Bookstores are like heaven to me. I feel like I have the world, right there in front of me, close enough to touch. Everything I could ever want to know about anything that I can...
    LoserLibs LoserLibs 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I'll have to thank my father for this. :) He introduced me to books at such a young age. Well, I did have a normal childhood playing outside with kids my age but when I'm at home...
    malipatient malipatient 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    2 monks were traveling through the forest. At one point, they encountered a woman who was carrying very heavy bags and was standing still next to a river. The monks were not...
    velese velese 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Here I am, a single overweight mom and teacher at the age of 38. Been single since ex H left me for office **** at 7 months pregnant. So yeah that is depressing and I used to be...
    smcordova smcordova 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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