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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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    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 currently have probably read more than 1 maybe 2 thousand books in my life. I absolutely love reading in my free time when I'm not playing video games, watching youtube or...
    haneko haneko 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    A lot of people wouldn't expect that from me, or think I'm weird cause I read for fun. Like I'm sorry? Lol I either spend all my money on movies or books. I do read the more...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Mar 26

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    When I was in high school I used to read 1 to 2 books a week. And when I go on my graphic novel spree, a book every day. This was nothing compared to the 5 hours I spent daily...
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    I will read all day and all night if the book is really good I'll even miss eating cause in reading. I love reading sagas the more books it has the better it is.
    Greenman900 Greenman900 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I've spent so much of my childhood reading. Harry Potter really got me into reading big books. I remember I was proud to be one of those kids in 2nd grade that was reading multi...
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    :) fantasy books are awesome. dwarfs, elfs, ... dragons are awesome i read allmost only fantasy books
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    I love reading the Harry potter books than watching the movie.
    Bluejec19 Bluejec19 41-45, F Apr 9

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    I love reading Young Adult fiction books. Im not opposed to other genres and i love historic fiction too but there is something about young adult fiction. Don't get me wrong, I'm...
    nidhiThite nidhiThite 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I read around a hundred books a year. It's my absolute passion.
    writerguy331 writerguy331 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    For you (many, girls), who cut yourselves. Please remember that some of us love you, care about you. ----- Food for thought (an article from Psychology Today) ----- Sax on Sex...
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    Services Basics & Fundamentals These are the basic services, the titles are self-explanatory. If you wish to learn how to heal for example then we give you the proper information...
    Soulburst Soulburst 18-21 Apr 8

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    "Ask and ye shall recieve." I help others because I believe it to be moral behavior, and enjoy it mostly in a 'I'm doing the right thing' kind of way. When I was deciding what to...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 28

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    All the psychology books I own are on psychological disorders. They are on the bookshelf in my room. Its always a blast when someone comes over and I have to explain my interest...
    PenandMind PenandMind 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I help women and children escape from there abusers. My foundation has helped over 1100 women in the last year alone an I do everything in my power to double this number every year...
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    It is not true we have only one life to love, if we can read, we can live as many lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. People say that life is the thing, but I prefer...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
    HopefulLovelyLioness HopefulLovelyLioness 26-30, F Apr 9

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    I read a lot. And I read fast. I was surrounded by books since birth. My parents and my grandparents were all bookworms. When I was a teenager, I was going through some 200 and up...
    fakehotairbaloon fakehotairbaloon 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I enjoy reading so much to the point of having 4-5, even 10 different books I am reading at the same time. Books are one of the best things that are on this earth! Helps me get...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    I love reading,I have been into books every since I was in Kindergarten.I used to write little stories and read it to my parents.My love for books really blossomed when I started...
    ShyWallflower ShyWallflower 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I can (and often do!) spend an entire day in Barnes and Noble, or any bookstore for that matter. There is just so much wonderful and interesting stuff to read! I usually...
    lifeisatest lifeisatest 22-25, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I find Psychology & Sociology very intriguing as well. Though i've always hated having to write essays i actually loved my Soc class. I never missed a reading assignment and...
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    I'm majoring in psychology and I'm very interested in particularly Abnormal psychology. But I am also majoring is sociology. How do I find a job in the field of both psychology and...
    migliorc migliorc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    This is what someone else posted on FB: "Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You’re just ready to give up...
    phoebegolde phoebegolde 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Before reading books, i hated it, Because i think it's dull and waste of time. But after my ex gf got me into this one book ''The fault in our stars'', after reading it, i realise...
    jasonyueno jasonyueno 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Reading has been a lifelong thing for me. Words were a point of bonding with my mom. She would always get the dictionary ans sit with me to define new words. If I still didn't...
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    Recently, I got back into reading. "Never judge a book by its cover' is so true. I have finished 3 books in the course of 2 months. I am now reading a second book of one of the...
    strangerinacrowd strangerinacrowd 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    today my new book arrived can't wait to read it , it is called Collapse : How societies choose to fail or succed . I personally only read books that are related to politics or geo...
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    I've read lots of books, I read the 'DIVERGENT' trilogy in five days, and last spring break (two weeks long for me) I read a grand total of FIFTEEN books, back to back to back!
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    EVERYONE....hey you, yeah you and you....EVERYONE needs to check out this site goodreads.com It is f@cking amazing you can rate books you've read, search endlessly by author, isbn...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Newest Discovery By R. J. Heathorn (* PUNCH, May 9, 1962) A new aid to rapid--almost magical--learning has made its appearance. Indications are that if it catches on all the...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    My friend and librarian Dena found a Japanese word for it...books are amazing but I prefer tangible news. I'm an exemplary reader and I have always exceeded on writing, but I don't...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M Apr 9

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    Words have always been my refuge. Whether I am writing them or reading the stories of others, I love the power that they have and the comfort they can bring. Perhaps that is why I...
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    I know so many unnecessary things I just be looking up random stuff on Google and reading about it lol
    ariannexo ariannexo 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I love reading, it transports me to another world away from all the worries and sometimes unhappiness in my life. I love being transported into this alternate reality... So if...
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    I adore the smell of most books, although there are a few exceptions. I also love that lovely musty aroma in used bookstores. Sometimes I will sneak a good sniff of a book I'm...
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    I like read Agatha Christie books... I have read about thirty books of her. And my favorites are: 1) Murder in the Orient Express 2) Death on the Nil 3) And then There Were None 4...
    Muramasha Muramasha 22-25, F Apr 11

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    I can't quite put my finger on exactly what I like about bookstores but I like them nevertheless. I'd rather be stuck in a bookshop all day than go shopping for clothes like most...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    i like to read books this increase my general knowledge and make me able to know more about things nd to do something new nd interesting in my life..i buy 2 new books from...
    Aarshiaa Aarshiaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Have like 12 books too read.. Im reading sixty one inch nails at the moment, very good, feel like i have watched a movie instead of reading a book.
    notworthitatall notworthitatall 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Where do I begin. This whole story being my life is quite a long loopy one, and if anybody has the energy to read this and respond, I thank you - in return I will just cut to the...
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    I self harm. I've been self harming since i was 11 years old i am now 14 and i am slowly starting to recover. A year ago i attempted suicide and nearly succeed, but my best mate...
    jayspiller1 jayspiller1 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I love it when books I have get turned into TV series or movies. The Babysitter's Club Nancy Drew Anne Of Green Gables Anne Of Avonlea Saved By The Bell The Princess Diaries 1-800...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I am interested in John Green's books. I've read looking for Alaska and am reading paper towns at the moment. Soon I shall conquer all of his books! *evil smirk*
    tolii tolii 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Paddington Bear, Dr Doolittle books. Read them all to my son as bedtime stories, and at some point, I hope to read them as a grandparent (the first time I have ever had that...
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love books so much because reading is like living another life. I can get so sucked into them and they make me feel like I'm in it. Like some say, a reader lives a thousand lives...
    dearlovecc dearlovecc 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I especially love old and used book stores. The smell of the books just hit you when you open the door. Rows of books that have been used and read already. I used to splurge big...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Im totally addicted I think, ive watched them all atleast 20 times. Its like no other movie could meet the imagination put into those books and films. Of course the books are...
    dixiecrystal1 dixiecrystal1 18-21, F Mar 26

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    before i start i would like to thank anyone who takes the time to read this i have quite a tough decision to make with my education and im turning to this community for some...
    reaper7021020 reaper7021020 18-21 2 Responses Mar 31