Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 372818

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Is it safe to return?

Posted by Aphrodite on August 1, 2004, at 6:17:29

I have mixed feelings about my Babble break. On the one hand, I would peak once in awhile and see absolute chaos which confirmed my decision. Yet, I have missed receiving and giving the support that is the wonder of Babble. I have missed all of you. Fortunately, some of you corresponded with my through email, and that helped so much with the isolation.

I have increased my therapy to 2 times a week, so in some ways I am more stable. Thought I would put my toe back in the water.

I apologize for not being strong enough to weather the storm.

 

Re: Is it safe to return? Aphrodite

Posted by Dinah on August 1, 2004, at 9:13:48

In reply to Is it safe to return?, posted by Aphrodite on August 1, 2004, at 6:17:29

No need to apologize, Aphrodite. Most of us who've been here for any length of time find the need for Babble breaks.

I think it's safe enough for the moment, but I think it's healthy to keep up a bit of a guard around yourself while you're here. There's always the possibility of being surprised. If you brace yourself a bit for that, it shouldn't be quite as painful.

I'm so glad that going twice a week was helpful to you! I've found it a very stabilizing force myself, although I think it won't be all that long before I can reduce that. Which is sort of a scary thought in itself. :(

What else has been going on other than increasing your therapy? It's great to see you on the board again. I've missed you.

 

Re: Is it safe to return?

Posted by B2chica on August 1, 2004, at 16:44:43

In reply to Is it safe to return?, posted by Aphrodite on August 1, 2004, at 6:17:29

(((Aphrodite)))
i have missed your posts. i am very glad to see you back.
and sometimes it's good to take a break. but was glad to hear you increased your T time to twice a week. how is that going for you?
i do have to agree with Dinah, i'm a firm believer of always keeping a guard up. but please return (only if you are up to it of course).

And PLEASE don't apologize for taking a break. everyone needs to once in a while no matter what the reason.
Glad to have you back...post away!
b2c.


 

Why I came back

Posted by Aphrodite on August 1, 2004, at 17:08:36

In reply to Is it safe to return?, posted by Aphrodite on August 1, 2004, at 6:17:29

Thanks for the welcome back. It feels good to be here.

When I peaked once, Dinah was busy trying to ward off the trolls. (Bless your heart, Dinah.) Then, I looked again the other day and was struck by Pfinstegg's post above about DID and was inspired by her strength in relating her struggles. That is the beauty of Babble -- all of us who would otherwise be alone in the world of therapy, questioning our sanity -- can come together and realize we're not alone or so strange afterall.

 

amazingly strong!

Posted by B2chica on August 1, 2004, at 17:51:33

In reply to Why I came back, posted by Aphrodite on August 1, 2004, at 17:08:36

Isn't that just what makes this place so Amazing? i don't think i have EVER met such INCREDIBLY and truly STRONG people in my life, than the people here! Think, just Think about what we are all dealing with. not just normal everyday woes. but biological issues that just COMPOUND everything about life! it's an everyday battle ground, but we battle inside.
I always say, if you break a leg you can compensate by using the other leg, the same with an arm or a hand, even with loss of sight or hearing we compensate with other senses...what do you compensate with if it is our mind that is hurt??? we have to just take it slower, take things day by day, adjust organizational techniques, ask for help from doctors and family/friends. This battle is a battle within our own minds. we fight and struggle within ourselves. And THAT is why babble is so great. it takes away that isolation of always battling alone.
i don't know if this makes sense but i want to say that the battle is individual but the fight is together (with babble).

But making it, now THAT is something to be proud of, when we make it one more day! that's what i say!
Every day is another battle won.
Be proud.
even though we are responsible only for ourselves, this community, this love, true understanding, and acceptance of one another is just incredible.

Although people post when they feel weak, i think that they are much stronger than they know!
Glad you're back!
b2c.


>> Then, I looked again the other day and was struck by Pfinstegg's post above about DID and was inspired by her strength in relating her struggles. That is the beauty of Babble -- all of us who would otherwise be alone in the world of therapy, questioning our sanity -- can come together and realize we're not alone or so strange afterall.
>

 

Re: Why I came back Aphrodite

Posted by Dinah on August 1, 2004, at 18:23:50

In reply to Why I came back, posted by Aphrodite on August 1, 2004, at 17:08:36

That's really lovely, Aphrodite. What a wonderful reason to come back. It shows how very strong you are, you know. (It's stronger than I think I am.)

 

Re: Why I came back Aphrodite

Posted by fires on August 1, 2004, at 20:13:16

In reply to Why I came back, posted by Aphrodite on August 1, 2004, at 17:08:36

>>Dinah was busy trying to ward off the trolls. <<

What trolls? I belieived I was falsely accused of being one.

bye

 

Re: Why I came back fires

Posted by fires on August 1, 2004, at 20:15:33

In reply to Re: Why I came back Aphrodite, posted by fires on August 1, 2004, at 20:13:16

> >>Dinah was busy trying to ward off the trolls. <<
>
> What trolls? I belieived I was falsely accused of being one.
>
> bye

I meant to say that I believe that I was falsely accused. (slow down :) )

 

Pick and Choose Aphrodite

Posted by Daisym on August 1, 2004, at 21:49:54

In reply to Is it safe to return?, posted by Aphrodite on August 1, 2004, at 6:17:29

Just don't read everything. Skip anything that might send you over the edge or even near it. Bath is warm enough for toes, but turns cold on and off.

If you know what I mean...

 

Re: Pick and Choose Daisym

Posted by fires on August 1, 2004, at 23:26:40

In reply to Pick and Choose Aphrodite, posted by Daisym on August 1, 2004, at 21:49:54

> Just don't read everything. Skip anything that might send you over the edge or even near it. Bath is warm enough for toes, but turns cold on and off.
>
> If you know what I mean...

No, I don't have a clue what you are talking about. I'm not near any edge, and I don't understand why you would imply that I am.

bye

 

Re: Pick and Choose fires

Posted by gardenergirl on August 1, 2004, at 23:34:12

In reply to Re: Pick and Choose Daisym, posted by fires on August 1, 2004, at 23:26:40

fires,
Daisy's posts (duplicates for some reason) were directed towards Aprhodite. You can tell that by the name in the subject line.

gg

 

Re: Pick and Choose gardenergirl

Posted by fires on August 2, 2004, at 0:13:46

In reply to Re: Pick and Choose fires, posted by gardenergirl on August 1, 2004, at 23:34:12

> fires,
> Daisy's posts (duplicates for some reason) were directed towards Aprhodite. You can tell that by the name in the subject line.
>
> gg


Oops, this system still seems counter-intuitive to me: changing subject lines; name of previous poster not included unless you check a box, etc..

bye

 

Re: Pick and Choose

Posted by gardenergirl on August 2, 2004, at 6:09:55

In reply to Re: Pick and Choose gardenergirl, posted by fires on August 2, 2004, at 0:13:46

Counter-intuitive yes, but you'll get used to it eventually.
gg

 

Re: Pick and Choose gardenergirl

Posted by fires on August 2, 2004, at 10:38:46

In reply to Re: Pick and Choose, posted by gardenergirl on August 2, 2004, at 6:09:55

> Counter-intuitive yes, but you'll get used to it eventually.
>

Anything I don't use often enough tends to find a way out of my memory. ;)

 

Re: Hi there fires fires

Posted by AuntieMel on August 2, 2004, at 10:48:07

In reply to Re: Pick and Choose gardenergirl, posted by fires on August 2, 2004, at 10:38:46

I'm back from my weekend of unavailabity.

Maybe we should continue this on a separate thread?

And (she says teasingly) isn't it a wee bit egotistical to think you were the troll referred to? You go off to a bad start with some people here, but at least several of us (so far) know we can discuss things with you quite pleasantly.

I believe Dinah was much busier elsewhere.....

Good to see ya.

 

I have requested before that you do not post to me (nm) fires

Posted by Aphrodite on August 2, 2004, at 13:02:11

In reply to Re: Why I came back Aphrodite, posted by fires on August 1, 2004, at 20:13:16

 

Re: I have requested... Aphrodite

Posted by B2chica on August 2, 2004, at 13:04:56

In reply to I have requested before that you do not post to me (nm) fires, posted by Aphrodite on August 2, 2004, at 13:02:11

Remember, i am here Aphrodite.
B2c.

 

Re: Is it safe to return?

Posted by Aphrodite on August 2, 2004, at 13:13:15

In reply to Is it safe to return?, posted by Aphrodite on August 1, 2004, at 6:17:29

Answering my own question . . .

Guess not.

 

Thank you, friend. :) (nm) B2chica

Posted by Aphrodite on August 2, 2004, at 13:13:58

In reply to Re: I have requested... Aphrodite, posted by B2chica on August 2, 2004, at 13:04:56

 

Re: I have requested...

Posted by partlycloudy on August 2, 2004, at 14:13:51

In reply to Re: I have requested... Aphrodite, posted by B2chica on August 2, 2004, at 13:04:56

I'm here, too, Aphrodite.

 

Re: Is it safe to return?

Posted by Shadowplayers721 on August 2, 2004, at 16:18:30

In reply to Is it safe to return?, posted by Aphrodite on August 1, 2004, at 6:17:29

Welcome back. It's sounds like you took care of yourself.

 

Welcome back (nm) Aphrodite

Posted by Poet on August 2, 2004, at 18:19:10

In reply to Is it safe to return?, posted by Aphrodite on August 1, 2004, at 6:17:29

 

Why do you say that?

Posted by Jai Narayan on August 2, 2004, at 22:23:39

In reply to Re: Is it safe to return?, posted by Aphrodite on August 2, 2004, at 13:13:15

Fires is not here anymore.
why can't you come back?
I am so confused.

 

Re: Why do you say that? Jai Narayan

Posted by fires on August 3, 2004, at 0:01:57

In reply to Why do you say that?, posted by Jai Narayan on August 2, 2004, at 22:23:39

> Fires is not here anymore.
> why can't you come back?
> I am so confused.
>

What do I have to do with this scenario, if you don't mind my asking?

 

Re: Why do you say that? fires

Posted by AuntieMel on August 3, 2004, at 8:51:26

In reply to Re: Why do you say that? Jai Narayan, posted by fires on August 3, 2004, at 0:01:57

Hay there fires.

It's long and complicated, but there are some here that have been offended by some of what you posted.

If you would like to discuss it with me, why don't you start another thread and I'll try to explain.

Just remember that in my explaining, I will not be attacking you. I'm explaining as a friend.

Okie dokey?


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