Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 565066

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Sometimes I think I reveal too much

Posted by Angela2 on October 9, 2005, at 21:58:01

Something I want to work on with my t. It's due to anxiety, I know that much.

 

Re: Sometimes I think I reveal too much Angela2

Posted by sleepygirl on October 9, 2005, at 23:43:37

In reply to Sometimes I think I reveal too much, posted by Angela2 on October 9, 2005, at 21:58:01

Where? You don't mean here do you?

 

Re: Sometimes I think I reveal too much

Posted by alexandra_k on October 9, 2005, at 23:55:26

In reply to Sometimes I think I reveal too much, posted by Angela2 on October 9, 2005, at 21:58:01

me too.
in fact...
i know i do.

ugh.

 

Re: Sometimes I think I reveal too much

Posted by Angela2 on October 10, 2005, at 19:31:29

In reply to Sometimes I think I reveal too much, posted by Angela2 on October 9, 2005, at 21:58:01

I dunno, I guess like to people here sometimes. Like I think, I can tell them personal stuff about myself becuase they're from babble, but what if they really just think I'm weird? Sometimes I think I could have actual relationships with people here and I don't want to sabatoge it by talking about too much too fast.

 

Re: Sometimes I think I reveal too much Angela2

Posted by alexandra_k on October 10, 2005, at 19:50:46

In reply to Re: Sometimes I think I reveal too much, posted by Angela2 on October 10, 2005, at 19:31:29

oh...

i don't worry about it in a babble context (though i should worry a little more about identifying information)

i worry about it more irl.

i think of babble... a little like a personal journal or something. just express whatever and appreciate that people don't have to feel obliged to read it or to respond to it or anything.

but when you are talking to people irl...

i don't suppose they feel able to ignore what i'm saying quite the same :-(

 

Re: Sometimes I think I reveal too much

Posted by Angela2 on October 10, 2005, at 20:00:02

In reply to Re: Sometimes I think I reveal too much Angela2, posted by alexandra_k on October 10, 2005, at 19:50:46

Yeah, irl is definitlety worse. And believe me, I do it there too. I trick myself into beleiving the people I talk to really care about my mental health and are understanding individuals. I've worked on it in t though and have stopped doing it. I think.

 

Re: Sometimes I think I reveal too much Angela2

Posted by alexandra_k on October 10, 2005, at 20:30:13

In reply to Re: Sometimes I think I reveal too much, posted by Angela2 on October 10, 2005, at 20:00:02

i find that talking honestly and openly on babble about whatever...

is immensely helpful to me.

i say things here i would never dream of saying to anyone irl. i guess because i think i might literally drop dead of embarrassment. but i say things here...

and what i tend to find...

is that at least one person...
and probably a whole heap more than one...
have been thinking about / worrying about similar issues.

and for me...
that is so very liberating.
like a whole weight a whole burden a whole unbearable guilty shameful secret is lifted

:-)

so i reckon...
don't stop with that.

(just maybe be a bit careful about the identifying stuff... though maybe i'm a bit paranoid there... i dunno)

 

I agree, Alexandra alexandra_k

Posted by ClearSkies on October 11, 2005, at 5:34:35

In reply to Re: Sometimes I think I reveal too much Angela2, posted by alexandra_k on October 10, 2005, at 20:30:13

Sometimes I say more here on the boards than I'm able to say to my therapist. She and I aren't yet at a point of complete trust (I'm definitely gun-shy after going through several T's in a row last year) and sometimes I feel like she's being judgemental. it's probably because I just don't know her very well yet. For whatever the reason, I feel quite safe in putting myself out there on Babble. I don't have to look anyone in the eye :-) and can blurt stuff out and no one here judges me (or if they do, they don't post to me!!!).

ClearSkies

 

Re: I agree ClearSkies

Posted by alexandra_k on October 12, 2005, at 3:35:22

In reply to I agree, Alexandra alexandra_k, posted by ClearSkies on October 11, 2005, at 5:34:35

> For whatever the reason, I feel quite safe in putting myself out there on Babble. I don't have to look anyone in the eye :-) and can blurt stuff out and no one here judges me (or if they do, they don't post to me!!!).

amen!

yes. it is terrific.
and... nobody cares if i don't look at them when i'm talking to them :-)


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