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Thumbs down Addicted - September 23rd 2012, 09:16 PM

I'm addicted to my ex-best friend. They're the only real friend I've ever had. But he turned into a fucking douchebucket and I need to get over him and find someone else. But I've tried several times with the help of others, and haven't made it past a day. In fact most of the time I go back to missing him within an hour of trying to stop. I don't know what's wrong with me, so don't ask.

How do you treat a heroin addiction? Because this is 800x worse... My life stops for them. Honestly, it IS and addiction. I think I can't get over him because I haven't told him how awesome of a friend he was, but I don't think it'll make any difference at this point anyway. I guess what I'm waiting for is for them to acknowledge the fact that he's fine the way he was and that he doesn't need to turn into a pot-smoking, drunk, asshole like every other kid his age... I don't know.


Edit: The randomness and all-over-the-placeness of this post shows about what my brain has been like for the past 2 years...
One more edit: I've noticed that when I try to get over my friend I passively self-destruct and stop caring about my health, like I'll go to school smelling like a cow's ass for all I care, or I won't brush my teeth for a week.

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Re: Addicted - September 26th 2012, 06:28 PM

What goes through your mind when you're apart from your friend for those few hours? For example, are you aware of any desire to "save" your friend? Are you aware of thoughts like, "I'll never have another friend as good as him again"? It could be beneficial for you to write down these feelings/thoughts and spend more time exploring them.

"Addictions" allow people to escape reality and cope. If you're going to refer to this friendship as an addiction, then I would ask you to think about what you're trying to escape from or cope with. What are those problems, and what is it about this particular friend and friendship that allows you to set those problems aside?

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