Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 660743

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hmm

Posted by llrrrpp on June 23, 2006, at 19:46:03

Was I ever happy, normal? Or was it all an illusion?
What's real, anyways?

Recover means to go back to some baseline? What does that mean?

 

Re: hmm llrrrpp

Posted by sleepygirl on June 23, 2006, at 22:26:30

In reply to hmm, posted by llrrrpp on June 23, 2006, at 19:46:03

I've decided to build a baseline..I'll let you know when I finish it ;-)

 

Re: hmm

Posted by ElaineM on June 23, 2006, at 23:15:56

In reply to hmm, posted by llrrrpp on June 23, 2006, at 19:46:03

I think "normal" may be an illusion.
But I think "happiness" is only elusive.

(And "real" is whatever is relevant)

:) El :)

 

Re: hmm llrrrpp

Posted by All Done on June 24, 2006, at 3:09:51

In reply to hmm, posted by llrrrpp on June 23, 2006, at 19:46:03

Hi, llrrrpp.

I think Sleepygirl's onto something. :)

My T and I have talked about my ups and downs in relation to my baseline. Is my baseline what I was? Is it what I want it to be? I'm pretty sure my baseline has been low for a very long time. Maybe always. I think, maybe when I decide it has moved up enough, I'll be done with therapy? (Don't tell my T I said that, though. ;) )

Laurie

 

Re: hmm llrrrpp

Posted by Poet on June 24, 2006, at 11:13:18

In reply to hmm, posted by llrrrpp on June 23, 2006, at 19:46:03

Hi llrrppp,

I don't know what normal is unless normal is intense self hatred. In therapy my T has decided to concentrate on my low self esteem and starting next session we're going to *explore things other than career success that can help me feel good about myself.*

Yeah, that'll be fun. Considering I snapped at work yesterday and said the F word within earshot of a bigshot. Oh, my that didn't go over well.

Anyway, sorry to jump on your thread. My baseline is at zero so recovery is a long way off.

Poet

 

Re: hmm Poet

Posted by llrrrpp on June 24, 2006, at 11:20:27

In reply to Re: hmm llrrrpp, posted by Poet on June 24, 2006, at 11:13:18

Hi Poet,
If your baseline is at zero, that means that any change is positive - lucky you!

sounds like some hard work ahead next week. With your T and at your job.

You should derive some sense of positive self-worth from your psycho-babble contributions however. Occasionally, I think they are kind of "out there" but once I go visit you "out there" I appreciate your cunning wit and insight very much.

 

Re: hmm sleepygirl

Posted by llrrrpp on June 24, 2006, at 11:21:55

In reply to Re: hmm llrrrpp, posted by sleepygirl on June 23, 2006, at 22:26:30

> I've decided to build a baseline..I'll let you know when I finish it ;-)

Is your baseline purple? I like purple. Can I sprinkle some glitter on it so that I can see it in dim light?

what's the price for shipping and handling?

 

Re: hmm ElaineM

Posted by llrrrpp on June 24, 2006, at 11:23:47

In reply to Re: hmm, posted by ElaineM on June 23, 2006, at 23:15:56

Do we experience the illusion of "normal" differently for others than we do for ourselves?

How about happiness-

If it's elusive, what's it running away from? what's it scared of?

 

Re: hmm All Done

Posted by llrrrpp on June 24, 2006, at 11:26:56

In reply to Re: hmm llrrrpp, posted by All Done on June 24, 2006, at 3:09:51

> Hi, llrrrpp.
>
> I think Sleepygirl's onto something. :)

I agree- you should place an order too. What color do you want your baseline in?
>
> My T and I have talked about my ups and downs in relation to my baseline. Is my baseline what I was? Is it what I want it to be? I'm pretty sure my baseline has been low for a very long time. Maybe always. I think, maybe when I decide it has moved up enough, I'll be done with therapy? (Don't tell my T I said that, though. ;) )

Yeah, my T told me that I can never go back to where I was, either the good places or the bad places. I just have to try to keep finding new places. But I shouldn't go all apesh*t ahistorical either and put a rosier or dingier tinge on the past than what it objectively deserves.

When your present is satisfactory, I see no reason to continue with T, as long as the present is stable. My present is highly unstable. Volatile, in fact.

I would never tell your T. perish the thought!

yours,
-ll

 

Re: hmm llrrrpp

Posted by muffled on June 24, 2006, at 16:56:05

In reply to hmm, posted by llrrrpp on June 23, 2006, at 19:46:03

I just want to be more steady and not hurt myself anymore. I want some peace in my head.
I want to be able to be a good Mom.

 

Re: hmm llrrrpp

Posted by All Done on June 25, 2006, at 1:44:51

In reply to Re: hmm All Done, posted by llrrrpp on June 24, 2006, at 11:26:56

> > Hi, llrrrpp.
> >
> > I think Sleepygirl's onto something. :)
>
> I agree- you should place an order too. What color do you want your baseline in?

I heard orange is the new black.


> > My T and I have talked about my ups and downs in relation to my baseline. Is my baseline what I was? Is it what I want it to be? I'm pretty sure my baseline has been low for a very long time. Maybe always. I think, maybe when I decide it has moved up enough, I'll be done with therapy? (Don't tell my T I said that, though. ;) )
>
> Yeah, my T told me that I can never go back to where I was, either the good places or the bad places. I just have to try to keep finding new places. But I shouldn't go all apesh*t ahistorical either and put a rosier or dingier tinge on the past than what it objectively deserves.

Why does your T say you can't go back to the good places?

I have a terrible tendency to "change" the past. My memory is terrible and my lack of self-esteem (hey, Dr. Bob...what about that board? ;) ) contributes too much to my views about what really happened.


> When your present is satisfactory, I see no reason to continue with T, as long as the present is stable. My present is highly unstable. Volatile, in fact.
>
> I would never tell your T. perish the thought!
>
> yours,
> -ll

Thanks for keeping my secret. As far as he knows, he's stuck with me until he retires, which, according to my calculations, is approximately 35 years and two days. ;)


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