It was kind of rough on his wife and their three kids. ", [–]whomp1970 18 points19 points20 points 1 year ago (0 children). And a lot of them have experience as former messy people themselves, so they have a lot of good advice … I needed this, thank you. [–]packocrayons 40 points41 points42 points 1 year ago (2 children), This is your circle. That said, never go off your meds cold turkey. and have my depression pretty well under control now, and I think that basic idea of “raising the stakes” in my life has been key. I have an uncle who did that. All as a reaction to getting out of bed and seeing an orange (its color was too bright and overwhelming). Not your parents or friends or boss or the society. This may be hard to answer, but how do you feel happy independently? There's a ton of relationship advice out there, but for the best, consult the pros: couples counselors. Advice Home > Therapy Therapy Articles. (nuts, chicken, fruits, veggies, meal shakes) You CAN go back!!!! When Helen Thompson* was a young child, her stepfather forced her to sit on the sofa, her hands folded in her lap, as he berated her for hours. more >>, Mods reserve the right to remove content or restrict users' posting privileges as necessary if it is deemed detrimental to the subreddit or to the experience of others. Necessities are for things like eating, meal prep, travel time. As much as we want to take away pain from those we love, we can’t experience it for them or eliminate it from their lives. I think more than anything it did for my depression, it made me kind. I wasn’t planning on doing anything, but I’d find myself wishing I’d just get in a car accident or something so that I wouldn’t have to continue living in pain. That's really helpful, actually. more >>, Soliciting money, goods, services, or favours is not allowed. Setting and reaching personal goals. Happy cake day! So as much as you need to focus on getting better, you also have to think about what you will do when you're feeling up to it. "You just got divorced. Things like that. I'm still coping with the fallout of that gap between medications, and it is not good. Often, when people start therapy sessions they expect their therapists to provide tangible answers or give “quick fixes” to their problems. He yelled that she was inadequate, an embarrassment, that the children who bullied her at school were simply better than she was. [–]TheDapperYank 11 points12 points13 points 1 year ago (1 child). Who wins and why? Tl;Dr: Used to eat/drink over 4,000+ garbage calories a day. You can consciously let people influence your decisions, but even that is something you did in your circle. I would think "I go to the party, no one talks to me, I go home and add another failure to the list, and I get a little bit older while still not moving forward. I still keep track of what’s been going on, but I feel more accomplished. He planned the break up months ahead of time. It is all about perspective." You don't have to study to be anything, just study. My therapist wants me to take time for myself. And it helps. and join one of thousands of communities. [–]DarnedBagboyJr 20 points21 points22 points 1 year ago (2 children). For me, the first step was adopting a dog - I immediately felt like “the stakes were raised” in my life, since I had this little creature who I loved and depended on me. I did. I sit there and feel like I have nothing to say, then I start obsessively/anxiously thinking about how I have nothing to say and that I'm doing therapy wrong. [–]Hegemonee 27 points28 points29 points 1 year ago (0 children), [–]Shangtia 11 points12 points13 points 1 year ago (0 children), [–]kyothinks 12 points13 points14 points 1 year ago (0 children). If you are stressed about something and do something about it, why stress? Take a deep breath. Would you say those same things about that child? I was getting so stressed by not being able to stop it or control it I was making it worse. [–]tiriw 28 points29 points30 points 1 year ago (20 children), Did you ever dig inside yourself to find out the reason why then? You can however learn to manage the outcome. I started out with a wonderful therapist who was extremely reliable and the few times he had to cancel always would reschedule for the same week. And then I go through days of wishing I could take it all back and wanting to rebuild the picture my T has of me by pretending I'm doing absolutely fine the next time I see her. In hindsight, I see how toxic and horrible it was of my family to try to discourage their children's independence. Men of Reddit, when was the last time you cried? more >>, [Serious] tagged posts are off-limits to jokes or irrelevant replies. [–]kiss_the_siamese_gun 68 points69 points70 points 1 year ago (2 children). She just asked clarifying questions and I just talked. Breaking news not from a therapist but a nurse during my time on a 51-50. in order to be discharged we had to have a plan to ensure we’d be safe on the outside as we’ll as just trying to make sure we were ready to go out and wouldn’t be back anytime soon. In other words, they want specific, concrete solutions for whatever issues that are troubling them. With online therapy, it’s easier to offer sessions on the weekend, before or after hours, or in the evenings. 1. And then I'm struggling with both my issues (that return during the week) and the embarrassment that I let her see me like that. That alone would take up my day. [–]YULFF 141 points142 points143 points 1 year ago (2 children). She suggested that whenever my anxiety or depression or paranoia got bad, I should talk myself through it like unshakable Spock. [–]_whythefucknot_ 90 points91 points92 points 1 year ago (1 child). It’s more of a way to be mindful of how you want to spend your time and what’s important for the day. Even if you are my son. It was on the evening she kicked me out that I felt like I could breathe for the first time in years. I've lost 36+ pounds since March 2018 without even trying. [–]iwantmyburd 32 points33 points34 points 1 year ago (1 child), [–]LicianDragon 29 points30 points31 points 1 year ago (1 child), [–]Calcifair 28 points29 points30 points 1 year ago (1 child). Close. The external validation you seek will never be enough if you aren’t happy by yourself, [–]The_Sarcastic_Yack 81 points82 points83 points 1 year ago (6 children). [–][deleted] 41 points42 points43 points 1 year ago (1 child), I love playing the 'so what?' She saw my Spock tattoo and asked why I liked the character so much. If crying really is your only option, it's ok to do it. I used to put lists on Bright paper to have them Scream at me...lists are almost a thing of the past now, but I have to make a list of things that I like in that Day, that I'm grateful or happy about, just before going to bed. 16. Or how I defended habits or people in my life. Incivility or beligerence will result in a ban. Her excuses range from not feeling well to child care issues. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. It's can be almost impossible to judge yourself in any objective manner. Rather, to teach myself deep down, I can be an adult and live on my own. Because most things we think we need to do are actually just.. nice to do. Near the end I had severe anxiety and anger issues. I enormously doubt that is the only thing they said, and even if it was it was still apparently helpful to the op who it was targeted at. I'm a confident person, but confrontation scares the living shit out of me. One I didn't know how to care for. One per hour! [–]heyace 95 points96 points97 points 1 year ago (1 child), [–]impactwhey 52 points53 points54 points 1 year ago (0 children), [–]Aurynaura 59 points60 points61 points 1 year ago (1 child), "Do not blame everything on yourself. Venting to a stranger can be incredibly dangerous if you are at a very mentally sensitive state. There's a ton of relationship advice out there, but for the best, consult the pros: couples counselors. After I shared all this with my therapist she firmly said, "You're not moving back in with your family" and lo and behold, shared her wisdom and encouragement. [–]Kalgor91 49 points50 points51 points 1 year ago (0 children), Not a therapist, but I was pretty intoxicated in a Uber spilling my feelings about social anxiety and constantly feeling judged by other people and what they thought of me and this fairly old black man (60s) said “Mannn, people don’t give a shit about you” it was really nice in the context and it always makes me laugh and feel better, thanks Hugh, [–]Hippydippy420 48 points49 points50 points 1 year ago (1 child). Furthermore, porn addiction is definitely a thing. all I can do is 'retell' what I felt during the week and it then often feels to me like I'm exaggerating or even faking things or as if I'm just trying to get my therapist's attention/empathy. [–][deleted] 23 points24 points25 points 1 year ago (4 children). If you do, the situation controls you". So hopefully I'll get a workout in tonight (it's been too long) and start back on the right path. "Do you know what I see? Therapy is a great way to learn mental health tips for your unique situation. Establishing a code of conduct and living by it. That advice is not for everybody/everytime, I reckon. I have panic attacks when I received bad personal news or get into long protracted arguments. Therapy sessions and lengths are becoming more flexible with the advent of online therapy, which offers unlimited therapy sessions for always-on therapy. [–]Zacoftheaxes 127 points128 points129 points 1 year ago (12 children). If it was just basic anxiety, I just thought « well, I could try to make better the other semester, or if I really fail, well, I try another year, no big deal ! I literally eat all I want, as long as I follow the rules. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. Though not easy, [–]MysteryMeat101 12 points13 points14 points 1 year ago (2 children). It was in reference to what you spend your time on and what feelings/thoughts/frame of mind you dwell on or in. [–]ststustutter 11 points12 points13 points 1 year ago (4 children). In my opinion, you need a good balance of both external and internal. Reading this felt like you pulled these words right out of my head. In my experience, pills can mitigate anxious/negative thoughts. [–]pickleschnitzel 49810Answer Link4980 points4981 points4982 points 1 year ago (57 children). It's okay to not feel like you're doing great every day when it's been 6 months since the divorce. Unfortunately it seems every positive change I made, stopping drinking, quitting smoking, eating right, exercise, limiting sugar, really DID make me feel better so I had to keep it up, lol. By: Mary Elizabeth Dean. Dude was like "react however the fuck you want, but your response to her should be calculated, consistent, and unwavering.". Giving People Advice Rarely Works, This Does Go against your instincts to influence others. The last couple years have been so hard and suicidal ideation has been a constant companion. I was going through tough times and every time I saw my brother and tried to make small talk at family events he would offend me and I’d always wind up upset after seeing him. She went and picked up the pieces and told me that before it broke, that mug was her favorite. But now that I'm doing better, I actually get things done like a "normal" person, which means I had a lot more free time. No text is allowed in the textbox. I hope your ex has to have painful dental work in his future. [–]Inbefore121 16 points17 points18 points 1 year ago (0 children). [–]whattocallmyself 29 points30 points31 points 1 year ago (3 children). Social is any time I spend mostly focused on social activities. Being in a relationship can be a wonderful thing, but it can also be hard work and problems can arise. Good on her! And they’d have to face being rejected by a patient or one that wouldn’t talk. [–]alwaysknits 99 points100 points101 points 1 year ago (9 children), "Just because you think it doesn't mean it's true". [–]mikalstill 18 points19 points20 points 1 year ago (0 children). advice. Medication is obviously a necessity for some, but medication along with therapy can provide much more support and resources for future success. Are you me ? "I’d rather talk to my friends." [–]heyace 66 points67 points68 points 1 year ago (3 children). Well long story short my best friends and others stopped talking to me because I may have been gay. You can't beat yourself up into a better person. I used to have them at least once monthly if not twice. She also never offers to reschedule. I didn’t visit a therapist for over a year thinking that they’ll only add to the social pressure. All it did was overwhelm me with the amount of stuff I had to do. [–]LardPhantom 16 points17 points18 points 1 year ago (3 children). There is a ton of research that supports this and why therapy/counseling works because it helps adjust unhealthy ways of seeing the world (from parental and societal introjects to irrational fears). "You can always go back to it if this doesn't work". We got this! Or I had so little energy I couldn't do much after the bare necessities. [–][deleted] 13 points14 points15 points 1 year ago (0 children), Even if it’s your dad, if the person is that toxic that you have mental and physical health issues you need to eliminate them from your life for your own bodies sake, [–]CommentContrarian 14 points15 points16 points 1 year ago* (0 children). Feelings aren't reality. It might play a decisive role! [–]The_Bad_thought 19 points20 points21 points 1 year ago (0 children), "What if it turns out better than you thought? [–][deleted] 59 points60 points61 points 1 year ago (0 children). [–]tritanopic_rainbow 115 points116 points117 points 1 year ago (12 children), “Just because someone doesn’t buy a million dollar house, it doesn’t make the house worth less than it is.”. If you can't control it, there's no point worrying about it. Give yourself a break and let yourself grieve and realize that it takes time to heal a wound this big". It's been this way for quite some time and it's getting frustrating. I just had to show up to give their student therapists practice. [–]Lucamiras 51 points52 points53 points 1 year ago (3 children). [–]raging_loner_ 58 points59 points60 points 1 year ago (2 children). [–]rexpup 23 points24 points25 points 1 year ago (1 child). They should not rely on you to feel happy. [–]beetles_juiced 21 points22 points23 points 1 year ago (0 children). In other words, they want specific, concrete solutions for whatever issues that are troubling them. more >>, Comment replies consisting solely of images will be removed. Therapy should feel like a safe, comfortable space where you can say anything. I walked out of that session feeling lighter than air. But I ended up adopting it as my mantra with every positive change I wanted to make. I think it kind of taps into the phenomenal human trait of adaptation, and I’ve tried to apply that to all areas of my life now, by adopting a “growth mindset.” I’ve gone in to do pretty well so far in my career, got married, kids, house, etc. share. I was seeing a therapist for anxiety/depression and one of my stressors was worrying about failing a class. If you're at the point where you are worried about … Hard as hell, especially being so accustomed to my ways, but it has helped me so much. published Jun 1, 2019. I had a change in insurance and about a year and a half in and had to start seeing a different therapist. Take the Whole Hour: We call it a therapy hour but it's only 50 minutes. People tend to be unreasonably harsh on themselves. 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