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  1. You two are truly blessed. Especially today, it’s hard to find someone who means those words. Someone who didn’t mean to say “I’m here until you get boring or are too much of pain.” Intrusive thoughts? I’m not sure I understand that entirely. From how you explained, I have it a little, my friend has it a lot, where everything is wrong. Every action is interpreted as “How are they out to screw me.” It’s very debilitating. 🙁 Praying the meds work.

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    1. Thank you so much Paul. And basically, that’s right about intrusive thoughts. I think things I don’t want to. That something is off or wrong when it isn’t, that people hate me or are judging me when they aren’t, that I’m not a good wife/mother/person because blah blah blah etc etc etc. It’s exhausting, too.

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  2. I really love this. I’ve just recently “come out” about my mental illnesses, and the support I am getting from friends is so strong. I didn’t expect that. I was so afraid and ashamed of myself before. But acknowledging that I live with what I live with feels like standing up for my basic right to exist. It feels like defying the stigma and claiming my place. It feels good to remind myself that this stuff isn’t actually my fault. I found admitting I had my mental illnesses to be so relieving. It was like, “okay, now at least people will understand that I’m not specifically trying to be strange and assholic sometimes.” (I think I just made up that word).

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    1. Thanks for your comment Byron! It’s very freeing to stand up and say, yes…I have this. No it doesn’t define me but it is a part of who I am.

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    1. Thank you Holly! Happy Valentine’s Day to you & yours too!

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