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Greetings from this guy out of the Netherlands!

I'm a 25 year old male, born and raised here, currently living with my girlfriend of 8 years (4,5 years living together already in a nice home). As of now I'm in the last year of my Engineering bachelor, I'm employed and also have my own small business which I love to spend every bit of my time on (which is where my username comes from!). My girlfriend is doing great, my family (in law) as well and I'm about become an uncle! So, sounds about perfect, right?

Well, I'm having some struggles. Mainly with a lack of confidence, self-discpline and I have difficuilty understanding my feelings, thoughts and even what it is that I'm struggling with. I avoid any meaningfull confrontation or decision-making and drown myself in YouTube and the internet. I'm having some self-induced health problems, and I neglect all my social contacts, causing me to lose almost all my friends over the years. Last year, I gained a lot off stress and anxiety, getting close to panicking. It was a long time coming, but finally, I went to my General practicioner and now i'm on my tenth sessions with my psychologist. My bachelor has since been on hold. The relationship with my girlfriend has taken a hit as well and it's not anymore like it's supposed to be.

Which brings me here! I'm happy this forum exists and am looking forward to talking to people on here. I'd like to aid other (struggling) members by reading their stories and making sure that they're heard. I believe that writing my thoughts down on this forum and having an audience will help me alot. I also believe that a proper diet and excercising would do me incredibly well, so I'm thinking of starting with Couch25K soon. Normally I avoid my problems as much as possible, but I need to face them all head on to get my life back on rails.

Jordan Peterson is a big source of inspiration for me.

Thanks for reading this lengthy post! I hope to keep in touch with this forum and it's members, since it would indicate some discipline from my part.

Off to bed now!:sleep:
 
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:welcome: to the forum. I hope you find us supportive and kind. Who is Jordan Peterson?
 
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Saw a Jordan Peterson book in Wal-mart the other day. Think he's a psychologist. Bunch of videos of his on youtube.
 
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Hi Confessed Obsessed and :welcome: to the forum. This is a great safe place to share your thoughts.
 
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Thanks for the kind replies! Indeed @soul searching , this seems like a great place to write down my thoughts, struggles and feelings!

Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist, seemingly a high level one. His ideas and views on life really gel with me and I have bought one of his self help books. He seems like a great guy, very smart and a good idol to live up to.
 
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