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How many years have you been hearing voices for.

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If I gave into his demands unconditionally he'd see it as a weakness on my part and he'd never reciprocate with kindness. I'm still trying the 'firm hand' approach, I've only been doing this for four years, it may take more time which I've got plenty of.
 
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I've only had voices for about 4 years.. I kinda use the same strategy you do almost. But there are times when , before I heard voices , I would talk to myself... now instead of talking to myself I'll engage the voices in conversation momentarily then go back to my business.. so I use the voices kinda like a buffer.. sometimes I'll ask if I took my medicine and they wont know and I'll be like:" What good are ya?"
 
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I can't help but think there must be a way to find some peaceful common ground...
 
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I have tried telling my hallucinations to go away and to ignore them but they're such bullies that of course they don't listen
 
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i started hearing voices when i was 24.....i had a psychotic episode then.....i recovered quickly with some anti psychotics, but then at 26 i got schizophhrenia......it has been a battle all right......but meds did help in the end, im now on 800mg quetiapine and 20mg olanzapine
 
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1971 or before. It’s been a constant battle. But are Little quieter and less frequent. I can control them more. In 2001 they were out of control. Then something happened.
 
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For me around 2012. They always asking no tell. Hurts me deep down. But that’s just the decipherment...begging me to ask the question again.
 
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1971 or before. It’s been a constant battle. But are Little quieter and less frequent. I can control them more. In 2001 they were out of control. Then something happened.
You found the light... no shine through? Thru? Ut oh not Wendy’s.
 
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If I gave into his demands unconditionally he'd see it as a weakness on my part and he'd never reciprocate with kindness. I'm still trying the 'firm hand' approach, I've only been doing this for four years, it may take more time which I've got plenty of.
Firm hand no approach is gorgeous. That’s like omnipotence without a bid and we always making up. Taste like ripple.
 
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Going on 30 years now 😞 im getting old
 
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