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Guilt/shame as an adult w support needs

I feel a lot of really intense guilt and shame that I'm almost 30, I still live at home, I can't work because of mental illness and autism, and I get disability income support. I isolate myself a lot too, which probably makes things worse, but it feels comfortable and safe.

There's two sides of this experience for me. One side is deep shame, guilt, embarrassment, isolation. I don't want anyone to know, I don't ...
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Time and its acceleration

So, as a child, my parents told me that time would move faster and faster. Of course, being around 8 or 9 at the time i first heard that, i had no concept of what that meant. From the time when i was 22 (1999) until about 35ish (2012) i was a daily wake-n-bake stoner, so a good deal of that time is a blur. Over the course of the last 7 years not smoking ...
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Question

Hi, I just have a quick question.....

I'm a second year college student. I'm straight A and love to learn. But I don't respond well to stress. I've always easily gotten disassociated. Almost to easily. I don't talk to psychologists or even my family, whom I have great relationships with, so I'm going anonymously on here.

I've always easily gotten disassociated, normally in periods of stress- any type of stress (trips, schoolwork, etc.) Anytime I'm ...
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Living in Limbo and never doing

I apologize if this is in the wrong section I wasn't sure where else to put it as I dont know what is wrong with me. I will be turning 31 tomorrow and for the last 20 years I can recall myself saying this is the year that I am going to change. This is the year I will make things happen. I never do. For as long as I can remember I have always ...
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Stopping Consumption of Porn

I had been free from Porn for the Last 47 days and i had did this because i read a lot of old peoples out there who
Recovered from their Childhood emotional abuse problems by overcoming addictions. The Power of Spirituality can fix emotional wounds they believe. I too had experianced i am numbing my senses by watching porn. I dealt with depression in the past by smoking cigarettes then cigarette was not enough so ...
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How do you assimilate with Normals at your place of employ?

One way I get in the good graces of Normals is by being a focused heads-down worker. It’s how I avoid having to be social without offending anyone. They just think I am a Hard Worker. In my reality, it’s easier to work hard than it is to socialize. How about you?
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What did you accomplish today?

For the first time in months I got up my lazy bum and went to the gym! :lol: :D

May sound mundane for some but for me it was huge!! Moving at times takes a whole lotta energy out of me. Though I am very energized.. the achiness is coming up.. slowly.. like a stalking lion.. ...
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Painfull Memories and Dissociation

I am having this heavy Emotional pain and irritation for some days and feels like i want to stop everything and flee to my home.i dont feel safe anymore.i got flashbacks of some old adolescent memories of me sitting inside my upperflooe of the room and sad.about the whole life he got missed.I dont understanf why it is coming lile that but i am very much depressed about my life.Abput the Happinesses i missed,About losing ...
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Out-of-body experiences?

For many years I've suffered from a horrible mental health condition characterized by extreme fatigue, brain fog, dissociation, depression, numbness and strange physical symptoms. It feels as if I'm experiencing thoughts that don't actually belong in my mind. I know it's brought on by the physical distress I'm experiencing. I'm not schizophrenic because I know that these 'thoughts' don't actually take place in my mind. I'm sure these feelings will go away when my condition ...
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Cycle Of Weirdness

This is a bit long and may or may not be in the right subforum.

I have these strange recurring problems that seem to cycle, they cause a pretty significant amount of destruction to my life in certain areas.. including interpersonal relationships. I recognize the dysfunctional things I do.. for the most part.. usually after the fact. Sometimes I'll recognize it while a certain behavior is happening, but I can't stop it... it's like I'm ...
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