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BleachedViolet

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Does anyone else get 'buyers remorse' after posting a comment?

It has nothing to do with people's reactions, I just feel over-exposed or like I expressed myself poorly. I'm new to accepting my BPD, I'm trying to own it and be open, but I've always hid this side of myself under lock and key. I always am what people want me to be in real life.

I'm having a hard time with this. Does anyone else freak out after posting a comment?
 
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sunsetvalley

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All the time, literally. Exactly how you described... x take care
 
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Flameheart

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this is why I don't write in my journal on here anymore, I get paranoid about it, I also have my profile secure so no one can stalk me and go through all my posts
 
BleachedViolet

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God, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I'm freaking out about several of my posts, and worry I either sound like a freak, self-indulgent, or come across the wrong way. I flip flop over whether forums are healthy for me or not.

Everyone's been lovely and welcoming - it's just so raw at times or I feel so inarticulate or the BPD in me reads into things that aren't really there. I'm still learning how to separate reality from perception...

Thanks for your responses, all ♡
 
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Flameheart

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yeah I feel a lot better with it, so I hope they don't change that option, its mentally tiresome monitoring every single thing you post
 
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Yes! I’m really careful not to give out info that could let people know who I am but I still fear sometimes that my bf or might come across my posts somehow and see that I’ve vented or asked for advice about him and I feel super guilty like I’m betraying him.

But also talking it out really helps me calm down and then approach the situation with a clearer mindset so it ultimately benefits him as well. He knows I use a forum for MH but he doesn’t know the details. I hope he’d be cool with me having this support system.
 
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Same here! My husband knows I'm a member, but I feel guilty having discussed our relationship... Everyone has been very kind, I just judge myself so harshly, I assume everyone else is the same - when the reality is, I'm fortunate to be in the company of understanding people who 'get it's.
 
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EstherRose94

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Right, everyone needs a support system. I talk to my family also but sometimes I feel more comfortable getting an outside opinion.
 
Tigergirl

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I used to post a lot about myself but not anymore, I just feel unimportant and I worry what people think.
 
Soul_Deeps

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I used to post a lot about myself but not anymore, I just feel unimportant and I worry what people think.
Nobody is unimportant :)

And yes, I have the feeling most of the time too that I really dislike what I wrote or how I wrote it or that I just did something or everything wrong :unsure:
 
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To Tigergirl and Soul_Deeps - Toooootally! I feel like I come off self-indulgent or bratty or I just ramble on and on and make no sense. No one has made me feel this way, mind you, but my head plays tricks on me or i reread my post and just want to disappear.

But truth is, and I gotta apply this to myself, too, that your posts are your truth or experience or both and I guarantee someone out there reads it and it clicks, or is what someone needed to hear at that given time (or even a later date).

I know I'm very critical of myself, bc of my upbringing, but I guess part of healing is 'owning' whatever you're feeling/sharing. It's scary as hell posting it for whoever to see or potentially judge, but the people here on this forum all are here for a reason and have their insecurities or fears. We have nothing to be ashamed of - i have to work on accepting that. I have to learn to give myself a break. Like, a lot. My head never stops.

Neither of you are unimportant and I'm really happy you even posted on my first board I started.

God, I sound like a fucking cheerleader, but you guys matter. I guess I do, too, but even saying that makes me cringe... (the 'me' part, not the bit about either of you - or anyone else here who's posted).

I need to shut up, but I guess putting it out there is part of self-acceptance. And every bit is a start in the right direction, despite the emotional backlash...

I dunno if that was totally cheesy, but I'm trying to convince myself as well as be earnest with you guys...

Anyway, thanks for sharing ♡
 
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I believe you are completely right in what you say and I can totally relate to your post :) And thanks for writing it, you actually made me feel better after reading it.
 
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