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  1. IrmaJean

    Happy 2019

    Happy 2019! Best wishes.
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    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.
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    No Question today

    Merry Christmas to you, Dave!
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    I wish you well

    Best wishes this holiday season, @retr0john. It's good to hear from you. Peace. 🎄🎅
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    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. 🎄
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    Christmas count down and new year count down

    No rule, no, lol. CF does carry a lot of gift cards! 🙂
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    Christmas count down and new year count down

    Yeah, I need to get moving on shopping too! The month is flying by already. 🎄🎁
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    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.
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    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
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    Take care ya'll

    I'm sorry life has been so painful for you, therebetruth. 😢 I hope you are able to find some hope and light.
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    Not long now

    I enjoy the change of seasons. We have a fresh blanket of snow on the ground this morning. I also like the look of the land where there are cold winters. I prefer mountains and fields to a more tropical look. I hope everyone enjoys the holiday season, however they may celebrate it.🎄
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    Theoretical suicide question

    I'm sorry that you're feeling so badly to consider this, if even theoretically.. It's okay to talk about feelings and it's okay to talk about potential suicidal feelings. However, it isn't appropriate to discuss specific plans or seek out information from other members to carry out such plans. I understand this may be a theoretical question, but I still have concerns. With that said, we are here to support you. Do you have any support at home, therebetruth? Would it help to express yourself more here?
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    Let's do a new game

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    Planning. I'm not good at it.

    Ohh, that sounds very stressful. I always drive as slowly as I need to to make it safely home...5 hours, yikes. That's awful. :-( I have heard NY got 6 inches last night. This is somewhat early for this kind of snowfall.. I hope your day off is restful.
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    Ranting on about women

    I have never had such a conversation either; nor would I. I believe that when someone shares their vulnerability, this is something I would always want to respect and honor. I have shared my thoughts here many times over the years. My personal feelings about sex have little to do with the actual physical aspect and much more to do with the emotional connection. The act is a gift of sharing self with another. Physical intimacy would be about the gift of recognizing a person in this sense and the unfolding of that. My personal feelings, for whatever they are worth.. I have heard women make general type of rude jokes that I have found offensive. One time I told a co worker that they probably didn't realize how painful this could be for some men. Otherwise I would not associate with people who talked about others in this way.
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    Let's do a new game

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    Mental abuse and Human Rights violations

    Raisul, do you think it's possible the nightmares you have been experiencing could be a response to your daytime distress? You mentioned being bullied in the past. That kind of experience, especially if it was ongoing, can stay with a person and affect their mental health. It also sounds like you have been having difficulty getting restorative sleep. Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on both physical and mental health. Have you considered seeing a medical doctor about your sleep difficulties? I also agree that seeing a psychologist might be helpful.
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    Mental abuse and Human Rights violations

    I'm sorry you're going through this, Raisul. It sounds as though you don't feel safe. Do these feelings occur anywhere else besides your apartment? Have they ever happened in the past? What helps you to feel safe?
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    Interesting journey...

    Welcome to the community, Paradoxia. I have a daughter who has struggled with selective mutism throughout her life, with little change or improvement. I know how painful it has been for her. It's great that you have made positive change. I also have a son who works in IT. :-) How has college been going for you? It can be a stressful time, but I hope you are also able to balance work with some leisure. I look forward to hearing more about you. Take care.
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    Let's do a new game

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    Planning. I'm not good at it.

    Do you usually have issues with the flu shot, Vic? I'm fortunate and have never had any problems. I still need to get my shot. It's good you're on top of things with your health. I hope it helps you to stay healthy this winter.
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    Let's do a new game

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    I Need treatment

    Has any of the treatment and therapy helped at all, Thomas? Are you still in therapy?
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    New Member

    Welcome to the community, Thomas.
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    Day 8

    We have kettles, as you refer to them; we just call them pots. A pot of coffee. Same thing maybe, but just with a different name? Or perhaps it is different? Okay, don't mind me; Malign knows better (and I type slowly)