I Struggle With Sad and Use Li...

I struggle with SAD and use light therapy, and I struggle with negative thoughts as I was criticized as a child and rarely praised.  I have to work very hard at practicing distress tolerance skills which do not come naturally to me, and trust is also an issue for me which is unfortunate because I feel silently handicapped.  People look at me and they see a together package, but they do not know the deep insecurities/fears that I am going to be criticized, mocked, humiliated, or just plain rejected for some part of my personality; avoidance then becomes an all too easy demon of a coping mechanism.
willowlands willowlands
41-45, F
Apr 25, 2007