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Posted 7/8/16



I have seven years of childhood therapy I don't recall at all. I don't know if it helped but I remember feeling the happiest when I was there.
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Never been to therapy as anxiety and social anxiety make that choice hard, always preferred reading about these things myself though I very well know it's just not the same. I can only applaud when people take action to try and make things better. If I see someone putting people down for going to therapy, they can think whos fine and whos not after they have a hole in their face. Jk, still just can't understand.
Parents probably wouldn't be a problem in my case since both have been to therapy for depression at one point in their lives. Dad has also seen doctors for insomnia and various other problems.
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I have far too many trust issues to invest in therapy.
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Quite a variety here. In general it seems that therapy was more helpful for those that sought it out themselves. Most that found it particularly unhelpful seemed to have had it forced upon them in some manner.

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I LOATHE therapy, I have had to be in it since I was fucking born because of having ASD, I couldn't talk untl I was 8 so I did speech therapy too, then I went to therapy for depression, and being molested which I was then accused of "putting myself out there"

my family -besides my mother- always only suggests therapy therapy therapy even when I don't need it, they say I need to go to a therapist when im just feeling down that day, like if I couldn't see a friend or whatever, therapy is always thrown in my goddamn face, im tired of it

they never fucking help, ever

im never seeing a shrink again, not like they ever even helped anyways besides for the speech

rant over
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redokami wrote:

I LOATHE therapy, I have had to be in it since I was fucking born because of having ASD, I couldn't talk untl I was 8 so I did speech therapy too, then I went to therapy for depression, and being molested which I was then accused of "putting myself out there"

my family -besides my mother- always only suggests therapy therapy therapy even when I don't need it, they say I need to go to a therapist when im just feeling down that day, like if I couldn't see a friend or whatever, therapy is always thrown in my goddamn face, im tired of it

im never seeing a shrink again, not like they ever even helped anyways besides for the speech

rant over


You have it too then. I fortunately didn't have the speech delay. I slur my words together though if I don't put in extra effort to separate them sometimes. That's the most I've had had to deal with aside from not having a good grip on volume (muttering). That and touching my mouth all the time irked my Mother quite a lot. I imagine your speech troubles were significantly more grueling than mine.

When therapy is forced upon you I can see why it be incredibly irritating. I guess there's two extremes to this. People that need support and are refused, and those that don't need or want of it but are force fed it anyway.




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Cenric wrote:

Never been to therapy as anxiety and social anxiety make that choice hard, always preferred reading about these things myself though I very well know it's just not the same. I can only applaud when people take action to try and make things better. If I see someone putting people down for going to therapy, they can think whos fine and whos not after they have a hole in their face. Jk, still just can't understand.
Parents probably wouldn't be a problem in my case since both have been to therapy for depression at one point in their lives. Dad has also seen doctors for insomnia and various other problems.


My anxiety and rigid routines made it very difficult for me to go. I only did because I found a clinic nearby and I could schedule my appointment online.

Online scheduling. They should definitely have more of that. A lot of people with anxiety can't stand phone calls.



They don't even have a receptionist, just a tablet thing I check into. It's nice.
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Nope. That's because going to therapy has a specific social stigma to it in a country such as Croatia. It definitely does in the part I live in. I think it wouldn't be bad to try it out, as I do have my fair share of issues, but my parents would never allow me to go. No, I can't go by myself. I rarely leave my house and they would figure out that something is wrong. Oh well. ^^
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Nalaniel wrote:

Nope. That's because going to therapy has a specific social stigma to it in a country such as Croatia. It definitely does in the part I live in. I think it wouldn't be bad to try it out, as I do have my fair share of issues, but my parents would never allow me to go. No, I can't go by myself. I rarely leave my house and they would figure out that something is wrong. Oh well. ^^


Sounds just like my parents. I think it has a stigma everywhere, just some places are more negative than others.


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redokami wrote:

I LOATHE therapy, I have had to be in it since I was fucking born because of having ASD, I couldn't talk untl I was 8 so I did speech therapy too, then I went to therapy for depression, and being molested which I was then accused of "putting myself out there"

my family -besides my mother- always only suggests therapy therapy therapy even when I don't need it, they say I need to go to a therapist when im just feeling down that day, like if I couldn't see a friend or whatever, therapy is always thrown in my goddamn face, im tired of it

im never seeing a shrink again, not like they ever even helped anyways besides for the speech

rant over


You have it too then. I fortunately didn't have the speech delay. I slur my words together though if I don't put in extra effort to separate them sometimes. That's the most I've had had to deal with aside from not having a good grip on volume (muttering). That and touching my mouth all the time irked my Mother quite a lot. I imagine your speech troubles were significantly more grueling than mine.

When therapy is forced upon you I can see why it be incredibly irritating. I guess there's two extremes to this. People that need support and are refused, and those that don't need or want of it but are force fed it anyway.






I had more than just speech issues, I had sensory issues too, to light, sound, touch, etc I couldn't stand the feel of some clothing, and I had severe depression, I was suicidal at 6, due to having to deal with it and sexual abuse from my father, but in any case you wouldn't be able to tell I have it except anxiety and occasional depression
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redokami wrote:
I had more than just speech issues, I had sensory issues too, to light, sound, touch, etc I couldn't stand the feel of some clothing, and I had severe depression, I was suicidal at 6, due to having to deal with it and sexual abuse from my father, but in any case you wouldn't be able to tell I have it except anxiety and occasional depression


Same on the sensory issues. I talked a bit about it on page 2, but I can't handle being touched at all. I hate shoes and I usually cover them with extra padding because I can't stand any 'edges'. One of my worst experiences was being told to try on a pair of skinny jeans. Horrifying. I fuckin' cried tryin' to get 'em off of me. I have a fear of loud voices and insects, which I hear is quite common with sensory issues. Don't care if it's just a fly, the buzzing sound throws me into a frenzy. The idea of them even touching me gives me severe anxiety. My eyes are are always squinted when I go outside. I remember having conversations with my mother wondering how her and everyone else keeps their eyes open like that. I found it impossible. I have a hard time using phones because of background noise--same reason I like subtitles even if the audio is in English. My coworker's chewing drives me up the walls. Loud or crowded environments are highly stressful. I'm pretty sure my feet are pretty sensitive, which is why I spend all day jumping and running around on my toes (which makes my ankles sore). I've always been a very picky eater, but never because of taste, but that 'gooey, slimy' texture. You probably know what I'm talking about. That 'recoil feeling' that runs up along the sides of your back.

You've certainly had it rougher than I did though. I was never suicidal and your father is a real asshole.



Usually people can tell there's something wrong with me. My body language and manner of speaking comes across strange. Most just commented how 'weird' or 'funny' I was, but some joked I was autistic--turns out they were right in a way.
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My parents had a messy, drawn-out divorce when I was young. Since my father was the local pastor it became a popular source of town gossip. I began distancing myself emotionally from everyone and stopped applying myself in school because of all the negative attention. So, I was forced to go to therapy for a while.

It didn't last long, both because we couldn't afford it at the time, and because I wasn't particularly cooperative.

The therapy didn't help as much as never seeing or speaking to my father again has.
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redokami wrote:
I had more than just speech issues, I had sensory issues too, to light, sound, touch, etc I couldn't stand the feel of some clothing, and I had severe depression, I was suicidal at 6, due to having to deal with it and sexual abuse from my father, but in any case you wouldn't be able to tell I have it except anxiety and occasional depression


Same on the sensory issues. I talked a bit about it on page 2, but I can't handle being touched at all. I hate shoes and I usually cover them with extra padding because I can't stand any 'edges'. One of my worst experiences was being told to try on a pair of skinny jeans. Horrifying. I fuckin' cried tryin' to get 'em off of me. I have a fear of loud voices and insects, which I hear is quite common with sensory issues. Don't care if it's just a fly, the buzzing sound throws me into a frenzy. The idea of them even touching me gives me severe anxiety. My eyes are are always squinted when I go outside. I remember having conversations with my mother wondering how her and everyone else keeps their eyes open like that. I found it impossible. I have a hard time using phones because of background noise--same reason I like subtitles even if the audio is in English. My coworker's chewing drives me up the walls. Loud or crowded environments are highly stressful. I'm pretty sure my feet are pretty sensitive, which is why I spend all day jumping and running around on my toes (which makes my ankles sore). I've always been a very picky eater, but never because of taste, but that 'gooey, slimy' texture. You probably know what I'm talking about. That 'recoil feeling' that runs up along the sides of your back.

You've certainly had it rougher than I did though. I was never suicidal and your father is a real asshole.



Usually people can tell there's something wrong with me. My body language and manner of speaking comes across strange. Most just commented how 'weird' or 'funny' I was, but some joked I was autistic--turns out they were right in a way.


I hate the people who use the word autistic as an insult, they are the worst kind of people
chewing nails drives me up the walls, I find dogs cute but being licked and jumped on causes my anxiety to go, I literally cringe I cant stand it, sunlight, it HURTS, so much, ontop of having blonde hair and blue eyes, and my skin is so sensitive I burn up and turn red easily, I used to cry as a kid just by being a few minutes in a car, bright red , I used to not like being touched, but now I crave it, I guess because I didn't like it for so long, I hate being with a lot of people, I can do 1 or 2, but more I go quiet and get anxious and not know what to do
I would always be bullied growing up, even had some teens send their dog after me and corner me
Posted 7/8/16
I get told to go see a therapist, but that doesn't really happen in England.
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I hope I have enough courage to attend therapy some day.
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