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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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    Reading is my escape from life I love it I like to read about people, I like to read about love (not in a dirty way), I like to read about different lifestyles. Reading has helped...
    krazykittykat1234 krazykittykat1234 18-21, T 47 mins ago

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    We live in a society were people are often accused of selfishness, and that is true, but everyday millions of acts of kindness occur too.
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    I am in the closet about being trans and hate my body I have anxiety about them finding out or when my family talk abouts trans people i get all nervous because i feel like their...
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    Used to has turned into "currently self-harm". I relapsed 3 months ago on my birthday, depressed about my birthday. Done it twice since then. Thinking of buying some razors...
    Iscarpia87 Iscarpia87 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Old books are awesome. So many memories... One summer when I was about 10, my grandma gave us kids a bunch of my aunt's old Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books... there were some...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    It's such a good feeling putting a smile on someone's face and knowing you could have made someone's day just from doing something small but it makes a big impact. I try my best...
    mattattack16 mattattack16 16-17, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Sadly yes. It goes away the days when I put on nice makeup and try to look really cute! sometimes it catches up to me though. I know people think I look adorable and that helps :33...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Teach only Love for that is what you are We teach what we want to learn, and I want to learn to experience inner peace. In 1975, the outside world saw me as a successful...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I think self confidence can become addictive. Well, that was all I had to say.
    PigMonkeyHybrid PigMonkeyHybrid 18-21, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Through all what we go in our lives, I feel books as an escape, an escape to live a momentary life that we crave for. I come from a very conservative family background I am not...
    Bareen Bareen 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I recently completed "Amar-bail" by Umera Ahmed. It's an Urdu novel. I cried for days and nights. It ripped my heart into two halves. You can find its English version "Mistletoe by...
    faryalvohra faryalvohra 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I think everybody should be kind to themselves in life. Sadly I am a person who beats myself up other a lot of things in my life and it often leads me down the path of depression...
    Purpleflower97 Purpleflower97 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    My idea of self harm was a Big Mac, donuts, hot Cheetos, and Pepsi
    RiotGrrrll RiotGrrrll 22-25, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I want selfspank techniques
    kara1kara kara1kara 22-25, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I spanked myself with a wooden spoon last night. it is delightful. I know i am not normal and i don't wanna be like this. skip this. do you know good self spank technigues
    kara1kara kara1kara 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    Great love only happens in books! Hahaha... Good thing I love to read books... :p
    cjg1289 cjg1289 26-30, M 16 hrs ago

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    Write about your experienceI hope someone will help me. I'm a medical student who lives in Gaza *****. I need a lot of books for my study, but they're expensive and really hard to...
    Salamat123 Salamat123 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    I hope someone will help me. I'm a medical student who lives in Gaza *****. I need a lot of books for my study, but they're expensive and really hard to get. The books are...
    Salamat123 Salamat123 22-25, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Write about your experienceI hope someone will help me. I'm a medical student who lives in Gaza *****. I need a lot of books for my study, but they're expensive and really hard to...
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    I hope someone will help me. I'm a medical student who lives in Gaza *****. I need a lot of books for my study, but they're expensive and really hard to get. The books are...
    Salamat123 Salamat123 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    Having fun at another's expense is a common sign of low self esteem, which is then projected onto another, to disfunctionally address one's own pain.
    CallMeSal CallMeSal 51-55, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    The latest I have ever stayed up was 5 in the morning. Thanks to a book. I tried sleeping but I couldn't. My thoughts were focused on the book. So I just read and read until I...
    EnigmaticPerson EnigmaticPerson 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    Last week, a guy accosted me twice trying to peddle 'Indian philosophy.' Now, I am just as repulsed by eastern superstition as I am by semitic death cults, but I didn't want to be...
    ThomasSpencer ThomasSpencer 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. This book seriously sparked my senses and made me wish that I could spend every second reading. It is general fiction, though you could class it...
    QueenBrooke QueenBrooke 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I feel kind of sad because ever since I was little I've always wanted to help animals and protect them. Take care of them. I can't find many volunteer opportunities in my state...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    One of my favorite books that I have read is "The African Queen". Sure, the story is a bit dated and yes, I know they made it into a movie in the 50s...but there is something...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I absolutely love to read books! I read King. Patterson ( most of his genre's), Dean Koonts. and that is just a few. once I find a good author I try to read everything they write...
    krazykitten420 krazykitten420 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've got 5 books I'm reading at once including the Holy Bible. Two of the books are really short. And a normal sized novel I'm reading has almost 400 pages I've been reading since...
    Balletomane Balletomane 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    1. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills. This book was, was, was, the reason I had the courage to come out to my Mom as Transgender. Parts of it still make...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response a week ago

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    Love, love, love books and I read daily. Usually I read 2 to 3 a day depending on the size. I think the written word is the sexiest thing!
    Dixiedivine Dixiedivine 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Can someone Recommond some good self-help books? Thanks!
    happyxo happyxo 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    1. I'm not a feminist. I'm not a meninist. I support "human rights". -What does this means? That I do not follow feminist ideology, nor this frankenstein online joke of meninism...
    oneiric13 oneiric13 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Psychology moreso. I learned how to read using a psychology text book. I've been obsessed ever since.
    apresm0i apresm0i 26-30, F Jan 28

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    When we were young my brother read the Harry Potter books backwards. I think the fifth book had just come out in swedish and he decided to start with that one and then read the...
    Menea Menea 22-25, F Jan 26

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    Life is so very short. I can say that at my great age. When I was younger I used to think I should try to improve myself and tried hard with all this books you are told 'you...
    wetadam wetadam 70+, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I am Jay & simple, nature loving & lovable CIVIL ENGR & officer., associated with world largest multipurpose irrigation & power project (NARMADA/SARDAR SAROVAR PROJ),Gujarat state...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Jan 25

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    And I'm currently reading Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer. Riordan and his mythology-inspired books are awesome!
    TheMisanthropeOtaku TheMisanthropeOtaku 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I found this article on the internet and i found it very useful. I can never understand if I love myself enough, even if I am a very self confident woman (yes, the two things can...
    ellaison ellaison 22-25, F Jan 24

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