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.

Originally posted on Down the Rabbit Hole:
I finally saw my therapist last night, after two very long weeks that felt almost like two years. But our session was anticlimactic. I don’t feel like we had a very productive session,…

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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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