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  1. Thread: emptiness

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    My therapist says the way I feel and think are...

    My therapist says the way I feel and think are manifestations of my childhood traumas. No one deserves to live their lives thinking they're the bad when all along, it was bad people and bad things....
  2. That's very true. My therapist has pinpointed...

    That's very true. My therapist has pinpointed that I do certain things to get attention. It broke me and made me cry because I thought I was a terrible person for doing so. And she just kept...
  3. Thread: emptiness

    by petrichor
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    emptiness

    Hello. I just thought I could vent as I feel like I cannot talk to anyone, not even my best friend, about what I am going through.

    My therapy appointment was last Thursday and I left it extremely...
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    wow. first, i would like to thank you for taking...

    wow. first, i would like to thank you for taking your time to write such a long response. i really appreciate it. you hit all those thoughts i suffer from. thing is, i know they are irrational. my...
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    social anxiety

    i suppose i'm just going to jump right into it. my social anxiety has been really bad lately. i suppose the explanation for it would be i'm entering my first year of university this week. this entire...
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    elevated anxiety levels

    hello! lately, i have been experiencing some high levels of anxiety. normally, i would rant to my friends but i have ranted about this several times that i feel like i am starting to annoy my...
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    negative body image

    Trigger warning: body-image shaming.

    I am just writing this to discuss how I have been feeling lately. I have noticed something new I have been doing and it is obsessing over my physical image. I...
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    living with a mentally-ill parent

    i guess i'm just gonna delve right into this topic.

    my father has severe depression and anxiety and he takes a lot of medication, and not just for his mental illnesses. i feel guilty for saying...
  9. Thread: scared

    by petrichor
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    i will be sure to look into the book you've...

    i will be sure to look into the book you've suggested! and yeah my exhibition is at the end of the school year in 2018. i should focus on completing my work and improving rather than the exhibition...
  10. Thread: scared

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    oh, don't worry! i don't care about fame at all!...

    oh, don't worry! i don't care about fame at all! i just can't handle the thought of failing a class i absolutely adore, you know? i can't even handle doing poorly in it. i'd be so devastated.
    ...
  11. Thread: scared

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    you are definitely right about the process having...

    you are definitely right about the process having more benefits than the finished product! thing is, the IB program cares more about the process and my progress! i just kinda don't want to present...
  12. Thread: scared

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    scared

    hello! i just wanted to rant about something real quick. . .

    i'm currently in my first year of the IB (International Baccalaureate) program. so far, i've been doing really well! even better than...
  13. Thread: frustrated

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    first, thank you all for replying! second, i...

    first, thank you all for replying!

    second, i don't think i can blame all this on my art teacher. see, he's literally harmless. but i have a tendency to overthink a lot and i worry about what other...
  14. Thread: frustrated

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    frustrated

    hello, i just really felt the need to get this thing off my chest...

    i first started taking art lessons about a month ago and today happened to be one of the worst days of my life. i've moved to...
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    i suppose so and i will try the phrases...thank...

    i suppose so and i will try the phrases...thank you for replying! :-)
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    negative thoughts and feelings

    hello! i just thought i'd get a few things off my chest, so here i am.
    i've noticed something, and it's my tendency to overthink during vacations. i don't know why i am more prone to reel myself...
  17. Thread: pessimism

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    pessimism

    hello there,

    im here to vent about something that bothers me a lot. i've noticed that i have a lot of negative thoughts, and these thoughts tend to be about people. i do think negatively about...
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    ah that sucks. i don't think it was quite nice of...

    ah that sucks. i don't think it was quite nice of that person to say that you need a brain scan. you're right, i think we all have issues. and my 'perfectionism' tends to fall on the line where i...
  19. yes, i am exactly like that. i always seek...

    yes, i am exactly like that. i always seek reassurance and when i do get it, my worries go away. but when you can't find reassurance, it really sucks.
  20. i can't take judgement and criticism lightly -...

    i can't take judgement and criticism lightly - like at all. it would stick with me and haunt and taunt me and it makes me feel really upset. so i guess im quite sensitive. but, i have to learn that...
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    what you said about people worried about...

    what you said about people worried about themselves and not noticing me as much is exactly what my friend told me in the past. i do believe it's true but i guess it doesn't stop me from feeling the...
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    what you said is completely true. your advice...

    what you said is completely true. your advice wasn't equivalent to what im currently going through, but it did help. what im going through is honestly stupid. the thing is, i should understand that...
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    i don't know anymore

    i honestly don't know what's going on with me anymore.

    i can't take criticism lightly. they unpleasantly affect me and upset me and i know it's bad. it's like i want to change everything to please...
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    thank you for replying. it really helped and i...

    thank you for replying. it really helped and i did receive some comfort from reading. these 'perfectionist tendencies' are horrible and they really do drive me crazy. i think i might talk to a school...
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    i need answers

    hello, im new to this site. i think this may be long so i really, really apologize for that.

    i have never talked to a therapist so i have never been diagnosed with anything. my best friend says...
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