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IrmaJean last won the day on February 13

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About IrmaJean

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    youngest of 4 children and the only girl. Married with 3 children


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    writing, psychology, baseball
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  1. IrmaJean

    “Finally, A New Emoji...”

    I have wondered about this as well. We can certainly do better.. I still have that hope anyway. Klingsor, wishing you and everyone here peace.
  2. IrmaJean

    “Finally, A New Emoji...”

    😢 Thinking of you, Klingsor.
  3. IrmaJean

    When others know

    ND, it's been a long time... I remember you well. It's good to hear from you. I'm sorry you continue to be in so much pain. 😢
  4. IrmaJean

    Imaginary Friend or Psychosis?

    Hello MDeCa. I think I recall you sharing about Ben here in the past. Is it possible that your younger self needed some way to survive and cope with a traumatic experience and this then led to Ben? I think we all have different aspects or parts of ourselves and it can be challenging to accept and care for all parts. Sometimes the wounded and deeply hurt parts can be especially difficult to manage, especially if one part seems to hurt other parts.Therapy can be helpful and healing. Best wishes.
  5. IrmaJean

    No one cares about men

    I hear your anger. Bullying is a serious problem in our society, I feel, and there doesn't seem to be enough emphasis on it. I'm sorry no one stepped up for you, intervened or offered you support when you needed it most. 😟 I can't imagine what that must have been like for you.
  6. IrmaJean

    New member

    Welcome, Strelitzia. I like your bird of paradise avatar.🙂 It's great that you're working on self care. I feel this is so important to our mental health and well being. Life can be challenging. I look forward to learning more about you. I also hope you find the support you need here in our community. Healing wishes.
  7. IrmaJean

    Happy 2019

    Happy 2019! Best wishes.
  8. IrmaJean

    A poll or today

    I haven't seen any of those movies, but I know I would be skipping Halloween, lol. I saw the first Halloween many years ago- it was my first and last time watching a horror movie. Is Gotham a Batman movie? I prefer the movie theatre to watching films at home, but I rarely get out to see one. More often than not if I do, we go to see family films.
  9. IrmaJean

    No Question today

    Merry Christmas to you, Dave!
  10. IrmaJean

    I wish you well

    Best wishes this holiday season, @retr0john. It's good to hear from you. Peace. 🎄🎅
  11. IrmaJean

    My so called life

    Hi Small. Good to hear from you! Things have been very busy for me with work and family. We are looking for a new place to live with more land. I hope the holidays bring you some moments of peace. 🎄
  12. IrmaJean

    Christmas count down and new year count down

    No rule, no, lol. CF does carry a lot of gift cards! 🙂
  13. IrmaJean

    Christmas count down and new year count down

    Yeah, I need to get moving on shopping too! The month is flying by already. 🎄🎁
  14. IrmaJean

    Missing my therapist terribly

    Welcome to the community, curious. Some years ago, I also formed a strong attachment to my therapist. I struggled for some time when I left therapy. Looking back now, the experience was enlightening and ultimately healing. I learned a lot about myself and about my attachment style and how to cope through separation and loss. It sounds as though your therapist is keeping healthy professional boundaries within your relationship. That can be painful, especially if there is a desire to be closer to her, but it can be a learning experience as well, I think. You mentioned setting a goal regarding contact. I have done something similar over the years since I left therapy. My former therapist did not give me any limitations regarding contact, but I set them myself and have stuck to it for 10 years now. I understand your situation is different being that you are still in therapy. For me, I think it was good practice to set a boundary for myself. I would say you know best what is best for you with your therapy. During times of distress, does it help to carry something of your therapist that feels grounding? A business card or something similar? I hope you listen to your needs during and care for yourself. Take care, curious.
  15. IrmaJean

    My top 10 Christmas episodes and films

    Good list. I like some of the older classics, such as Going My Way and It's a Wonderful Life