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  1. R

    My teacher was my FP. How do I move on?

    I had a teacher in high school who I got attached to. She allowed me to be in her class all 4 years. I've literally never even had a friendship last that long. No one in my life has ever acted as caring as she was toward me, and so I started seeing her as a mother figure. I frequently feared...
  2. InfiniteRectangles

    Is This Transference?

    So, I'm attached to my therapist. Like, really attached. I don't love her in any sort of romantic way, but I love her in a sort of best friend way. I know that she is not my friend, and that kind of bums me out sometimes. I find myself missing her and wishing I could see her daily instead of...
  3. A

    Happy to find this

    Hi all, I'm really happy I found this forum where I can share what I really want people to know and feel about me. Basically I'm struggling with anxiety disorder, dpdr (based on my own diagnosis) and chronic stress. I like to play sports and hang outdoors. I love nature and playing around with...
  4. M

    How do online forums help you deal with mental disorders, especially the stigma attached to them?

    How do online forums help you deal with mental disorders, especially the stigma attached to them? I live with GAD & depression. I'm pretty much a recluse, as most people don't understand these issues. There is so much of a stigma attached to mental disorders that I don't like to talk to anyone...
  5. S


    To start with,I'm an adopted child and then my adoptive father died when I was 1 yr old.I was brought up as a single child with a single parent. I've hated myself ever since I started my teens (I'm obviously NOT good looking), with few friends (and ZERO personality)and very little family...
  6. heyliv

    feeling like a child.

    hi! i just joined this forum because im kind of in a crisis right now. i was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder a while back (i'm 20 btw) and i'm really struggling with something and i'm wondering if people recognize it and maybe have some advice. ever since i can remember i've...
  7. SoggySlippers

    Attached To Therapist

    I ended therapy over a year ago,but I have kept in contact with my T through email.It has been nice being able to do that,when I am struggling with something I can shoot him a quick message and get advice. I know that I am overly attached to him,and I am having a very hard time letting go.I...
  8. C

    how do i get better control over my mind

    hey i have this problem were its difficult for me to just let go of certain thoughts and emotions,like ill get attached to certain things,whats a good way to help me let go of certain thoughts and emotions that i become attached tawards because its causing alot of anxiety,i am on anti...
  9. Jasmine-love

    Are there parts of bpd that you are attached to/like?

    Just curious if there's anyone else that feels attached to or enjoys certain aspects of having bpd? For me, disassociating is a peaceful tranquil safe place for me, I'm afraid of losing that "ability" and can't imagine how people cope without it. Also, sometimes I feel like it makes me...
  10. naominash

    Would you talk about your mental health issues on a first date?

    Suppose you weren't already good friends with someone you were interested in and you went on a date. Would you briefly mention your mental illness? Would you mention it all? Would you be obligated to for their sake? Or should you just let them get to know you without the stigma attached?
  11. BorderlineDownunder

    Cutting Edge MH Medicine

    A guy I know, a friend of a friend, is currently actively suicidal and attempted twice and actually died for 15 minutes all within the last fortnight or so. Anyway that's detail behind what I find Really Interesting which is the treatment he's now getting Ive mentioned before I live in a...
  12. X

    Unable to trust people

    I haven't posted on here for a while but I've been feeling rather down & drained lately. I suffer with anxiety & I just feel confused & im much more angry than usual, like, I snap at everyone & for every little thing...i find it incredibly hard to trust people, I've started seeing someone & he's...
  13. Gajolene

    The difference between CBT and DBT

    What’s the Difference Between CBT and DBT? | Psych Central Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most commonly practiced forms of psychotherapy today. It’s focus is on helping people learn how their thoughts color and can actually change their feelings and behaviors. It is usually...
  14. A

    Just found this forum - hello all

    alright, Adidasler7 here, I've just joined - hence the post. Not got time to give you the chronicles now but my girlfriend is mentally unstable (with a bad weed habit she refuses to acknowledge could impact her- how can a natural plant be bad She says) and its getting worse. I'm an ex heroin...
  15. In the Clouds

    Clearing Out

    I get stressed and worried about throwing things out so I end up hoarding things. I'm sentimental so I keep things that have memories attached to them (I like keeping train tickets etc.) but I don't seem to be able to throw out gifts either. I have loads of body sprays and perfumes that I was...
  16. valleygirl

    I don't think I should hug my therapist anymore

    I'm sorry I keep posting about this, but I don't know what to do. I am majorly attached to my therapist, but I only have couple months left of therapy, and I am going to miss her SO MUCH. I had a particularly difficult session on Thursday, and I asked for a hug at the exact same time as she...
  17. C

    Isle of Wight

    Isle of Wight IWISH, Self-Harm Support Group, The Riverside Centre The Quay Newport Isle of Wight PO30 2QR Contact name: Kathy Groves 01983 528696 IWISH is a mixed-sex self-harm support group, open to anyone who has self-harming problems and is over 18 years of age. They are a service-user...
  18. N

    Is anyone else afraid to attach?

    I've done loads of thinking (again...sorry...). About this time last year, I was talking to people about the fact I seem not to get attached platonically - it just doesn't happen, I just don't feel bonded. Over the last year, I seem to have bonded a lot more with my closest friends because I'm...
  19. B

    New to the Forums and looking for help.

    Hey all! So, after having a panic attack tonight, I decided to get on the internet and look for some support and some advice. So, let me star out by giving you a little background information. I've always had anxiety. I remember being at age seven and thinking the worst possible scenarios...
  20. prairiechick

    Is hugging in therapy okay?

    Just wondering what others think. I have mixed feelings about my therapist hugging me. I love it when she hugs me, and I want to hug her, but part of me thinks maybe it's not a good idea because I am already very attached to her and the more we hug the more attached I get. I dread the day...