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Doing well. - March 26th 2010, 05:01 AM


So, lately I've been doing really well to be honest. I'm feeling overall better (Though I need to remember when to get refills on my meds ) I'm going to class, getting better grades, etc. I'm really big into the LGBT community and have done a number of things to help plan events, speak at events, meet people, etc. Outside, and even emotionally, I'm doing insanely well. Better than I ever would have thought.

My only problem now, is my past. And things that have happened. I don't want to go into detail, but multiple events happened that are always on my mind. I have flashbacks constantly, even if they are small. I hate sleeping because of dreams I have. And small topics that are brought up send me into this spiral of nothingness.

Since I'm doing so well, my therapist thinks we don't need to make regular appointments, just when I need them. And I kind of agree. I just wish the past was not fucking up my present and future.

Not sure what I'm looking for, just ideas? I mean, can I get over things that have happened by myself?

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Re: Doing well. - March 27th 2010, 04:37 PM

Yes, I'm sure you can get over it. You just need time, whatever happened to you. Don't push it, don't try to forget or push it to the back of your mind, that's not good.
I'm glad you're doing well. It's good if you don't need to go regularly to your therapist anymore.
Don't worry about it too much. The dreams will probably go away in some time. You really only need time to get over it. It's normal to think and to remember about pas things.
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Re: Doing well. - March 27th 2010, 06:31 PM

Hey Maria,

So glad you seem to be doing better! What a nice shift for you. In my own experience, no, you can't just get better on your own. That being said, I don't believe that you need to necessarily be in therapy each week if you don't want to be. But, I think you'll need some consistency, even if it's having one appointment every three or four weeks. It's helpful to talk about what's going on, even if things are good! And yes, time WILL heal, but it also helps when someone is there, helping you cope and process things.

Talking about what happened to you isn't always the easiest, or the most appealing option, but I firmly believe that it's the option that works.

Try talking with your therapist about all this, see what she says.

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