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emotional detached

Posted by quickman on June 2, 2009, at 15:23:40

I do understand there is no real solution to my problems. I am text book emotional detached. It has made my life miserable. Relationships with friends, co workers, lovers have all failed. People always saying I look so serious and never smile, they can see right through me. I have been in therapy on and off. I've tried all kinds medications --HORRIBLE side effects. I'm not sure what to do anymore. Any professional opinions please?


Re: emotional detached

Posted by Dinah on June 2, 2009, at 15:39:25

In reply to emotional detached, posted by quickman on June 2, 2009, at 15:23:40

There is no professional opinions here, I'm afraid. Just fellow posters.

People who are truly emotionally detached often feel no real distress. Relationships aren't important to them, so they don't mind that they fail.

Could you be less detached than you think? At first, they considered me schizoid or schizotypal. But after a while in therapy, my therapist said he would never consider me schizoid now.

What has your therapist said?


Re: emotional detached

Posted by FindingMyDesire on June 2, 2009, at 16:02:32

In reply to emotional detached, posted by quickman on June 2, 2009, at 15:23:40

Hi Quickman,
I'm so sorry to hear about this state. Sounds like you feel like you have been in it for a long time. It's true what Dinah says about there not being any official professionals around here. But please feel free to write more here. I would also like to hear what your therapist(s) have said before.

I am curious, too, if you feel the feedback you hear from others reflects how you actually feel on the inside? Can you share more?



Re: emotional detached

Posted by jouezmoi on June 2, 2009, at 20:16:53

In reply to emotional detached, posted by quickman on June 2, 2009, at 15:23:40

Any professional opinions? Hmmmm. Any professinals on the board?

I think that emotional detachment is really your well developed mechanism for controlling what may possibly be your very intense emotions. You may actually be an intensely emotional person, and you have practised controlling them over the years to save yourself intense pain. But, at the cost of intense happiness. This can be fixed through several aggressive therapeutic methods, except that you will have to go through that period where all those intense emotions surface. This can be a very painful, scary and de-stabilising experience, and unless you commit to remaining in therapy, and unless you have a very experienced, committed and skillful therapist, you may very well end up worse off (some have ended up with a nervous breakdown and serious psychotic eposides from a mismanged or aborted course). Don't open the pandora's box unless you are prepared to deal with and resolve its contents.

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