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Re: alright now...I say 'f*ck it' (sub abuse trig) obsidian

Posted by SLS on July 19, 2009, at 7:08:32

In reply to Re: alright now...I say 'f*ck it' (sub abuse trig) Sigismund, posted by obsidian on July 19, 2009, at 0:40:20

I am so sorry that you are having such a tough time of things. I wouldn't worry too much about picking up again. It doesn't make all of your previous work evaporate. I think it is important to understand that you don't have to start all over again. You just sort of pick up where you left off before relapsing. If this isn't really an issue for you, I apologize for doing the lecture thing. It is just that I was in a program where substance abuse was one of the conditions being treated. I learned a few things there.

> sometimes I thoughts come more easily
> sometimes I just sit outside
> I can't handle anything too complicated...I get too philosophical

Whenever I have needed to write something as a catharsis, I have written very fast and non-stop. It doesn't have to make sense and can be a single run-on sentence if you wish. It is better to write about what you are feeling and try not to intellectualize too much. For some people, intellectualizing is a defense mechanism to prevent painful or shameful thoughts and feelings from emerging.

In any event, you are probably doing what is right for you by detaching somewhat from the social environment at work, at least for now. You are being what you feel. Hopefully, you will be able to achieve a balance where you can communicate with your coworkers in a cordial manner while still maintaining the boundaries that serve you best.

Good luck.

One day at a time, right?

- Scott




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