Writing is cheaper than therapy or drugs.

So much truth in this article. I started my blog as self therapy because I could not afford a therapist and by treating it as a sort of online journal, I think I’ve learned more about myself and my abusers in the past 3 months than I did in any time I ever spent in therapy. I’ve also rediscovered my love of writing and realized I haven’t lost my ability or ambition to turn this into something more. Finally I feel like I have goals in life again, I’m no longer one of the walking dead, and this article nails that feeling, so I’m reblogging it.

Sloppy Etymology

Sometimes you wish for something so hard and then it actually comes true. Has that happened to you? Against countless odds and still, your wish actually came true. Does it count as being lucky or should you be careful about hitching your hopes up too high? I’ve been thinking these thoughts for a while now. I’ve been thinking so much about it and I’ve also been trying not to think at all.

So much has happened since the last time I was here, blogger friends. So. Much. Where do I start from and how do I explain any of this? I am not sure. But I want to take it one step at a time. Keep my emotions in check. Make sure I’m not borrowing more happiness than I deserve to have in my share.

I can’t write like I used to. I’m putting that out there so you can…

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About luckyotter

This blog is my journal. I just choose to share it with the world instead of keeping everything inside my head. I'm a recovering Borderline and have also struggled with Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also have Complex PTSD due to having been the victim of narcissistic abuse for most of my life. I write mostly about narcissism, because I was the child of a narcissistic mother, and then married to a sociopathic malignant narcissist for 20 years. But there's a silver lining too. In some ways they taught me about myself. This blog is about all that. Not all my articles will be about NPD, BPD or other personality disorders or mental conditions. I pretty much write about whatever's on my mind at the moment. So there's something for everyone here. Blogging about stuff is crack for my soul. It's self therapy, and hopefully my insights and observations may help others too.
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2 Responses to Writing is cheaper than therapy or drugs.

  1. Joan S says:

    I wish I could tell you all about my therapy I had to go through. It was horrible, it was called exposure therapy. I felt it was more damaging than the crap I grew up with. That was all before I was awakened to the truth of narcissistic mother.

    Just by talking to people I’ve worked out so much. I started out appeasing everyone and not being myself to really expressing. Yes, its meant a huge deal.

    Therapy and pills well, I have everything fully covered now, and I take none of it, none. This is better.

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    • luckyotter says:

      I agree with you that some types of therapy probably can hurt more than help. Exposure therapy sounds like hell and is probably traumatic for some people.
      This really IS much better. And a LOT cheaper.

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