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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 have loved reading for as long as I can remember and my sister is the same way. We just read different types of books. My brother is the opposite. He never liked reading. He is...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Oh, wow, someone hasn't made a pointless entry on here in a few days. Anyway I want to discuss Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I nominated this book for my book club as part of Banned...
    dustypork dustypork 31-35, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I read tarot professionally now and have been for the last year. When I started I didn't have any experience and my spirit guide Mystical Nannette taught me how to read and...
    hcanderson77 hcanderson77 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I really do, but I'm not good at it. In fact, the only place I've actually read most books and finished them was at school. I really do want to read a bunch of books! I want to...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm very addicted to reading have ten different books on the go and I am always on the look out for new books. And I only but sets of books. Harry potter my best book but can pick...
    fluke19 fluke19 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    I love read. All kinds of books, any genre. anything. I think I have more books than I do friends. I'm not sure if that's good or bad lol. So if anyone has any suggestions of good...
    kdgirl722 kdgirl722 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I guess it's not really a "book" though is it? It's just when I try reading and actual book or on the computer I just get to distracted and can't focus. I blame my ADHD for that...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I read this somewhere: "Did you ever see your ex with a book? Did you ever talk about books? If you didn’t, maybe you should think about changing your type." Maybe I should.
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Right now I'm in between books reading "I, Lucifer" by Glen Duncan and "Grotesque" by Natsuo Kirino
    suxsco suxsco 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I fell in love with the video games that were inspired by this book so I thought it was only right to read the book, and I've gotta say, I've fallen in love again. Metro 2033 by...
    Yooper117 Yooper117 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Dean needed to agree, but about to Philadelphia was just like a stop by on the dentist: Now and again you had to do it but no one preferred it.He had wonderful ideas upon the...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    The growing trend of taking smartphone selfies is linked to mental health conditions that focus on a person’s obsession with looks. According to psychiatrist Dr David Veal...
    MFBG MFBG 61-65, M Sep 13

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    I know that this goes true for a lot of us now aging generation from the time before computers and hand held phones. In today's ever changing world books are becoming harder and...
    babyglp babyglp 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I have tons of books I can talk about. The books I get are fun but packed with life lessons and positive inspiration. I like to be educated when I read but it also has to be fun...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Sep 19

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    I'M ON THE A-LEVEL SYLLABUS- 8/5/14-Times Having never done a GCSE or an A level - and to be fair, not even actually knowing what an "ad-verb" is. Is it a "doing" word?- I was as...
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M Sep 20

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    I was raised in a very dysfunctional family. Everyday was another fight and more drama, the thing is my family is very violent so all I heard growing up was screaming, all I saw...
    jen202022 jen202022 16-17, F 42 mins ago

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    I have a ton of books. I mean, literally, my books weigh about one ton. I don't have that many either; all-told about one thousand books. A number of people I know have many, many...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 7

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    TAROT’s SHOCKING NEWS! I have a Mauritian friend of mine, she works as a beautician, but that it's not really what she wants to pursue in life. What she REALLY wants to do is...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Sep 7

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    Self worth - it is the pinnacle and reason for our drive in life. It's is the thing we need most for us be able to get up and live with another day. Some people seek it in their...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    ok, guys. So this isnt really experience but, hopefully you guys can help. Im looking for really good books like turn paging ones. It can be a genre. My reading profile goes from...
    kindasadtbh kindasadtbh 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I absolutely love helping other people. I try my best to give my best advice. For the past couple of years I've wanted to become a psychologist but unfortunately that won't happen...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I just finished reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown. At the beginning I was hating it. I usually get that feeling for all the books I start reading because I feel like they're...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I love reading. I usually read epic fantasy novels but lately I've been wanting to read books with a bit more meat to them. I read The Flipside of Feminism and would like to find...
    ACuriousStudent ACuriousStudent 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    When I was younger I avoided reading. I never wanted anyone to feel I was a nerd. Even though I was. My grades never showed that because I was trying to be one of the bad boys...
    HONAW HONAW 41-45, M a week ago

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    Hi i recently found out my partner has been seeking erotic stories from ransoms behind my back. He finally divulged that he prefers reading about sex rather than having sex...
    Vicclaire Vicclaire 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I really love to read and go to the local bookstores a couple times a month for new books to read. I enjoy the classics and so many other quality books for pleasurable reading.
    familyatresort familyatresort 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    Books are there not just to help to improve your reading or gain knowledge. It is also their to help live and experience another life in an another world
    MsMightyMe MsMightyMe 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    Yeah there's a few of those. I heartily recommend AN EVIL CRADLING by Brian Keenan. An Irish university lecturer out in Lebanon teaching English during the civil war of the 1990's...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 19

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    I started selfharming August 27, 2013 It was just a few little scratches on my wrist and I liked it, so I kept doing it. They hardly even bled but it helped alot my mom saw them...
    Fatteristheshit Fatteristheshit 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I take it as a subject, in fact. But boy, sometimes the older studies from the darker times back in the day can be truly horrific. But even then, it's fascinating, almost like how...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 3

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    Books are one of my only get aways, when I ever I can't get a hold of my sister(BFF) Kaity I read until I can, it has surprisingly helped me though a lot of ****.
    Chetrienne Chetrienne 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yup I do! And I looooooove it! It's so amazing learning about the mind and how things work. I love carrying out experiments :) it's like being a little scientist! But hardly got...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I had a rough childhood. So much trauma that I am still dealing with today... I have a BA in Psychology, a MS in Counseling Studies and am currently working towards a MA in...
    o0capricious0o o0capricious0o 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I like to read these cause A) I will never be the harlot most of the women are B) I will never be the master of seduction C) I'm chubby and dorky, that doesn't scream erotic and D...
    littlebabybird littlebabybird 22-25, F Sep 2

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    I really wish I had the attention span to give a full explanation. I haven't regularly harmed myself since high school. It's been 13 years since then. I wish I would have gotten...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I just finished Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult and OMG I couldn't be less happier in the end! ;) That book made my teeth grit and made me want to punch the wall. Haha, now I am...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I have a lot of time at home on my own in my room, so I many books to read. At present I'm reading various books on Jewish mysticism. I love to visit the stores to explore what...
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    Reading a book doesn't just make me enjoy them, but I can imagine what's going on. When I read a book, the real world is gone, just quiet. Reading helps me escape
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    I'm pretty sure I'm going to read all the books in the library in two years lol. I'll even re-read books just because I live a certain part. Usually when I start a book I really...
    Monet0623 Monet0623 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Nothing better (in my opinion) than the smell of books. I love to visit bookstores and just sit in the isle while reading a book I pick from the shelf. I love the ambiance of...
    bonesxposed bonesxposed 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    678 books in my app library and counting! Then...there's the study full of paper books I'm not ready to let go. Just think how many purses I could have bought with that money! I...
    eliza0220 eliza0220 36-40, F a week ago

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    Books are still the most effective way we store and communicate ideas, perceptions, impressions, and knowledge. Reading books is the single most best way of exercising your brain...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Every time I read books especially novels I was imagining that I was in the book...I also love reading books while listening love songs...kind a weird...
    Ellainemaidess Ellainemaidess 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I like reading books better than watching movies because when i read, i can use my imagination to create the "perfect" movie in my head. My favorites are fantasy novels, HP, percy...
    vernikung vernikung 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    The IBM Benchmark Centers are ready to assist with decades of knowledge in complex computing. With deep industry expertise, and technological know-how in compilers, mathematical...
    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 19

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