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Physical Contact with My Therapist

I recently started with a new therapist. From the first session he has hugged me goodbye. I don’t have an issue with that. In later sessions, the hugs lasted longer and longer, and now they last up to 30 minutes. I have also received back rubs and back massages during therapy. The therapist has initiated all of this. Are these actions appropriate? I was previously in therapy with a counselor for 5 years, but...
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Repetitive Movements and Some Sounds Make Me Feel Horrible

There are movements that people do that make me feel very angry and horrible. It’s one of the main reasons I’m happy this school year is over. When someone in class would tap their feet on the ground/move their feet repetitively, click their pen, tap their hands on their desks, etc., I would feel so angry inside. I always had to use my hands to block it from my view or cover my ears....
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I’m Very Self-Conscious about the Way I Look

From a 19 year old male in Belgium: So my first issue is I recently have been very self-conscious about the way I look. I daily look myself in the mirror many times a day. Sometimes I feel good looking and I am happy, But then just hours/minutes/days later I feel ugly and it goes on like this on and on again, I can get really depressed and cry sometimes because of this. Another...
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Self-Sabotage on Career & Mother Issue

I am a 30 year old woman, self-sabotaging and confused and this is costing my independence, my self worth and mental health. 6 Months ago the job I was working for stopped paying regularly so I went searching for a new job to pay my bills. I got a few interviews, but nothing came out of it. I stopped being able to pay my rent and I asked my mother for financial help, which although...
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I Switch Between Two Different “Me’s”

Hello, it’s a quite pleasure to meet you. I’ve just recently realized that I think I may have a problem. It never struck me as odd before, yet it was so obvious. There are two different “me’s” besides the normal me. They are two extremes. There is the extremely obsessive and overly emotional one that I have nicknamed “#8221; Then there is the emotionally empty, intellectual, and analytical one that is the “Bored” one....
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I Think I May Have a Personality Disorder

I know I’m pretty young (only 16) but I believe I may have a personality disorder (these problems are recurring) – I eat my skin compulsively. I sit for up to an hour just picking off skin and eating it, stopping when I feel sick. I’ve been doing this since I was 4. – I’m incapable of trust. All of my “best friends” have commented this. Honestly… I don’t know why this is. The...
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Was I Raped and/or Abused?

From Canada: I’m in treatment for bulimia and alcoholism and I’ve been consumed by thoughts of past events. When I was 12, a stranger touched my breast outside my shirt, and said very vulgar things to me. That isn’t sexual abuse, is it? That’s all he did. I just can’t stop thinking about it. Then, as a young adult, I had three encounters that I don’t really understand: 1. A stranger in college fondled...
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My Friend Is Pulling Her Hair Out

From Norway: My friend is pulling out her hair. She thinks that it is something called trichotollomania but isn’t sure. She also has some ticks where she makes a little guinea pig noise and twitches her neck. She is almost bald now and she is a really close friend of mine and I don’t know what to do. I see how she struggles and it really hurts me because I don’t want to be...
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Why Do I Engage in Self-Abuse?

I verbally abuse myself “You’re worth nothing,” “You’re a piece of bleep and don’t deserve to live,” “No one loves you,” and I hurt myself only by hitting myself. I punch myself in the head and leg multiple times and very hard. I’ve had suicidal thoughts, and how serious I am about actually committing it is unsure. At times I think “I can just do it,” but something tells me I probably won’t. I...
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Is Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Real?

I am noticing a trend in my own life, whereas my own negativity and bitterness has become a part of my personality. I have always been on the blunt end of any experience; social rejection, bullying, assault and alienation seem to follow me on a constant basis no matter how I change my attitude. I have learned to simply just accept this, as life for me will never get better, and all attempts to...
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How Will I Know When to Go Inpatient with BPD?

I have been struggling the past few years and it’s getting much worse. I ended up at a hospital for an interrupted attempt at suicide and since then the feelings haven’t left. I feel numb all of the time and I see a counselor but they can’t schedule me in except for maybe once a month. I was going to start with some partial hospitalization facility but my insurance only covers inpatient or outpatient,...
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Why Do I Have Periods of Extreme Sadness which Lead to Picking Fights?

So I will be fine, better than fine, happy even and then one day without anything happening I will hit a wall and fall into extreme sadness. Only time cures it. I contemplate killing myself. When this happens I am impossible to talk to, picking fights with everyone. Friends, family, if I am in a relationship at the time even they avoid me. It makes me more miserable. I have self-harmed in the past...
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