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"i Have Seen The Enemy, And It Is Me" Pogo

I have a battle every day.  It's not with my kids, with my friends, my job or anyone else "out there".  The battle I have every day is the internal battle I fight--the one I have with myself from the time I wake in the morning until I go to bed at night.  It is tiring; it is boring; it is nonproductive.  I am 62 years old; you'd think I would have learned to get along with myself by now--or at least come to some sort of truce.  However, the battle goe on.  I fight getting up and getting dressed. I fight going out to run errands. 

When I talk about the arguments I have with myself to my therapist, she suggests that I am constantly having a battle between "the adult" and "the child" in me.  I understand that's probably what is going on, but it takes a lot of effort to do what I need or want to do each day while this constant arguing is going on inside of me.  I don't think I am the only one who battles these internal demons, those of you who are successfully doing battle with them, let me know what you do.
FLwoman FLwoman 61-65, F May 28, 2012

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