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Is anyone else obsessed with dates, times, and numbers?

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Like wanting to know specifically when things happened, how long each of your relationships last, when your trauma happened and when you met people and how long you’ve known them? I prioritize knowing those things because somehow I look at it as progress. Or I’m afraid I’ll forget them or jumble up my memories. I attach myself to lots of maybe unsavory memories because to forget them might mean forgetting the lesson I learned as well, and I’d hate to repeat the same mistakes. I also like to look back and see where I’ve improved.
 
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Yup. I feel like I navigate my memories by using bad ones as landmarks, because those dates are kinda burned into my memory.
 
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Like wanting to know specifically when things happened, how long each of your relationships last, when your trauma happened and when you met people and how long you’ve known them? I prioritize knowing those things because somehow I look at it as progress. Or I’m afraid I’ll forget them or jumble up my memories. I attach myself to lots of maybe unsavory memories because to forget them might mean forgetting the lesson I learned as well, and I’d hate to repeat the same mistakes. I also like to look back and see where I’ve improved.
While I cannot say I am obssesed I frequently look back at past events in search of triggers for my episodes to put a stop to them before they start based off the advice of a psychologist.
 
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Yes I do this, too. I used to be so obsessed with a number and a certain date that I thought I would always have to hurt myself in that exact month. I felt some kind of connection to it. These days it isn't so bad, but the thought is still there.
 
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I have problem with numbers. When I get into my bad state I can't feel any normal emotion, just numbers are in my head. Even if I listen to music, somehow in my head will only be questions like "Which artist has been sung the most? How many popular songs that artist has?..." And so on, it can last for hours..
 
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I'm at the opposite side. I can't remember dates or times and when I look back over the years I have no idea when things happened.
 
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