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Re: Feeling anxious Dinah

Posted by fleeting flutterby on June 9, 2009, at 14:38:58

In reply to Feeling anxious, posted by Dinah on June 9, 2009, at 13:29:15

> I was talking to my therapist about the fates today. How they take something you say, and make it come true in a way you don't want.<<

---flutterby: yea, I have had this happen to me before-- so I've learned to be quite careful what I say.

> My mother has been calling me with alarming updates on her condition, and I've been discounting them because she always exaggerates a lot. But one day, maybe even this time, she'll be telling the truth.
> I don't necessarily believe in hell. I'm pretty sure I don't. But suddenly I'm afraid I'll end up there.<<

---flutterby: Not sure I understand.... do you think you're a bad person because someone has cried "wolf" over and over again and you don't know when it's time to REALLY come running? is that it?...... seems to me your mom has the problem --(in this situation) It is not the fault of the person that hears empty warnings and disregards them-- it's the persons fault that keeps ringing the bell when nothing is really wrong....... some of those types of people seem to be starving for attention... do you think that could be the case with your mom? (you don't have to answer that here in public-- just something to ponder.....)
Could you talk to someone else near your mom to get another view? ...... if your dad is around, or maybe a neighbor of hers or a friend of hers...... this way it could perhaps curb your worry of what to believe.

My mom has a pathology to lie so I have to always check her stories and can put ones mind at ease to hear another's view.





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