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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 Jul 19

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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 Jul 18

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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 Jul 18

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    I have bookcases throughout my house full of my books. I used to keep them in my bedroom until it became too much. I am at the point now where I make weekly Barnes n noble trips. I...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 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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    This series is what got me into reading and I would like to thank Darren Shan not only for Cirque du Freak but for Larten Crepsley books and Zom-B!
    UntamedComic UntamedComic 18-21, M 7 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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    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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    I have a serious question. I'm getting a surgery done in my (girl area). Anyways I have several (deep) self harm scars than weren't there the last time I was under the knife. (A...
    EvilSnowWhite EvilSnowWhite 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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 Jul 18

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    Efforts for My Spiritual Education along with Works for God Towards Humanities Benefit on Hearing Truths Never Taught in the Religions of Man Worldwide. http://timesofroubles.webs...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    Today I realized how much I enjoy helping people and how there are so many people out there who don't want to help people. I'm struggling with my chemistry class and I asked...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 3 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 have I was stuck in a hole where I felt like that was the only way out it didn't work for me but it did help me release some stress but now and then when I look at my scars I...
    randelynisdead randelynisdead 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 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've written previous ep's relating to sociology and psychology and have had no success in what i wanted to achieve. I have no experience in sociology and psychology however i'm...
    sidraa sidraa 16-17, F 5 days ago

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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 Jul 18

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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 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I believe in love and could have posted this under that, but the real experience I'm having now is understanding why I am not ready for love. How do I know I'm not ready? That is...
    OnAlert OnAlert 56-60, M 2 Responses 7 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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    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 5 days ago

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    So i went shopping for clothes and halfway through I found my self gravitating towards a waterstones (book shop in the UK), well next thing I knew I was on the floor in the fantasy...
    Ailurus23 Ailurus23 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    those are some of the books i have left.. i used to read tons of books but i stopped because it took me a lot of time to finish a book and because some times while i was reading...
    QueenPerez QueenPerez 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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...
    GothicLunar GothicLunar 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 20

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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 a week ago

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    At times at night when i read books I would think after this chapter i will go to sleep then i would say to myself again after this chapter i would repeat it again and again until...
    worthynot worthynot 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 a week 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 6 days 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 6 days ago

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    A smell coming from shelves away Permeating the room With a combination Of aging paper, At least four hundred And the ink that flows Into my mouth Tasting sweet Like honey and...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't read much but when I do I can't stop. I try not to read books that have to much hype as I end up hating them after I read them. My favorite series would have to be the...
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    I never ask for help if I can help it, but in a very tight spot. I can't get a job and need money to see my airman who's having some family trouble. It would mean everything to me...
    krystal14 krystal14 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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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 Jul 16

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