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What if…

Ever since the new therapist essentially told me I was fine and suggested that the reason I feel like crap sometimes is because I expect to, I’ve had this inner struggle.  I’m full of what ifs. What if the reason … Continue reading

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Here we go again

Me: *Looks at watch.  It’s 5:50pm* Did anyone else hear those church bells? Friend: No Me: *Looks at dad* Dad: Nope Me: I swear I heard them, but its strange that they would be at ten till six. Friend: *Joking … Continue reading

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Yup, I’m angry. 

I am angry. My Facebook friends have started posting all kinds of articles about mental illness. Anxiety. Depression. Postpartum depression. Totally legit and accurate articles. But it makes me angry. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good that people are talking … Continue reading

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Mental Gymnastics

Every now and then I get it in my head that I’m not really bipolar…that I don’t really have a mental illness.  There’s two way this manifests itself. I don’t believe I need therapy anymore.  I believe my symptoms went … Continue reading

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Damn Worksheets

I’m doing that fun thing where you have to get to know a brand new therapist. I’m proud of myself for being able to sit down and be up front and honest about my symptoms without putting it off or … Continue reading

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Time for a new therapist

Today, I meet my new therapist.  This will be the tenth psychiatrist/therapist I’ve gone through. Tenth.  And out of those ten, TWO have believed me. The other eight….some misdiagnosed me, a few (ironically the ones with the PhD’s) told me I … Continue reading

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New beginnings

Yesterday, I said goodbye to my therapist. I had been with her for a little over two years. She helped me through a lot. I’ll miss her. But it’s time for me to move on.  Saying goodbye is sad but … Continue reading

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Use Your Words

Today my therapist asked me how I’m doing. Because, you know, that’s what therapists do. Usually I give some variation of good/not good/tired/I don’t know. Helpful, I know. Today, I deviated. I told her I felt depressed. She looked a … Continue reading

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Brilliant Therapy Moments

Every now and then I have a profound conversation with my therapist. Sara (therapist):So what’s going on? Me:  There’s a thing. Sara: What kind of thing? Me: The thing that I don’t want to be a thing. Sara: Ah, that … Continue reading

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Cheating on your therapist

Sara is out due to surgery, so she arranged for me to see a different therapist in the office because things have been….difficult….lately. Today I met with the other therapist. Sara sent me to her because “she understands your kind of … Continue reading

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