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To Be Someone Else…

What would it take for you to notice I am a heart on fire, and all the world’s a fuse So don’t get close Trouble and the worth Am I better off on my own? – ‘Methadone’ by Rise Against I … Continue reading

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CBT or bust

Yesterday, I saw a psychologist for the first time in nearly two years. I know the script by now. You sit in a drab, depressing waiting room, which looks as if its wallpaper and furnishings haven’t changed since the 1960s, … Continue reading

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Avoidant Personality Disorder?

For over 2 years now, I’ve suspected that my SA and depression may actually be symptoms of an even bigger problem – avoidant personality disorder (AvPD). I know that I shouldn’t self-diagnose, especially when it comes to a personality disorder, … Continue reading

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What is there to celebrate?

It’ll be my 21st birthday in 2 weeks. Since the age of about 14, I’ve hated my birthday because it serves as a painful reminder that I have no friends or a boyfriend to celebrate it with. It also reminds … Continue reading

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