Tag Archives: avoidant personality disorder

Mindfulness keeps me from quitting therapy.

In my last post, Jocelyn made a comment about quitting therapy, and this reminded me of something important that’s kept me going: mindfulness. People in therapy, especially people who have cluster B disorders and have problems either regulating or accessing emotion, … Continue reading

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My verbal processing problems and not getting jokes. .

Today a co-worker told me why people tend to not respect me and why they talk down to me.  I already knew the reasons why, but hearing it from another person, even when it’s not said in a mean or … Continue reading

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I hope it snows tonight.

I’m actually hoping it snows tomorrow. That’s right, this hardcore snow-hater who has written entire posts grousing about its inconveniences and dangers, is praying for the white stuff to happen overnight. I want to look out my window tomorrow morning … Continue reading

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Come closer…go away.

I hesitated about posting this here, but I’m going to take the plunge and do it that because I’ve never once regretted “running naked in public.” (I haven’t changed the URL yet because it costs money for me to do … Continue reading

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Why I’ll never have a Youtube channel.

Yesterday, someone asked me why I don’t have a Youtube  channel.  That’s a good question and I’m going to answer it. Having an accompanying Youtube channel seems to be increasingly popular among bloggers, especially those who blog about mental health … Continue reading

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Introverts fear confrontation.

I came across this individual’s forum post on The Personality Cafe in a weird way. My article “Why Family Scapegoats Become Lifelong Victims,” (which has become my most viewed article ever and is still gaining momentum on the web), was … Continue reading

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Avoidant Personality Disorder

This article is a must read for anyone who isolates themselves from others and doesn’t understand why. You may not have Avoidant Personality Disorder; you may just be introverted or have a few of the traits. I just discovered this … Continue reading

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Forever alone, revisited.

This is going to be another “running naked” post. I have mixed feelings about being in a relationship. On the one hand, I long for it because I can’t deny that my inability to connect with anyone on a deep … Continue reading

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On having seasonal affective disorder (SAD), dishonesty, and a few other things.

This is going to be a long post, because I have so much to say. I haven’t been completely honest about why I haven’t been posting as much (being overworked and tired is only part of it) but I was … Continue reading

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I need to get out more.

I’ve decided to join the choir at my church. I don’t normally go in much for church-related activities, but I’ve always loved to sing and I love music, and I feel like this is a way I can encourage myself … Continue reading

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