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  1. grapevine

    Really yearning for a baby but

    I have severe anxiety, social phobia and social avoidance personality, live with my parents still, not near enough money, am on a disability pension for SP, and no promising male provider to help me. I also am still in a relationship with a severely ill schizophrenic man that has been on hard...
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    Close friend/partner in psychosis - dont know how to help

    So rugs my love/hate friend/partner or more like 'familiar' has gone into psychosis at the moment and is still at home with his mum and his sister (who recently was in psychosis herself but was in a hospital). Rugs rang me up after i sent him a card and hadnt heard from him respectfully as when...
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    How are u dealing with the pandemic and lockdowns?

    Personally ive felt anxious over the whole ordeal, like everyone else. Ive found some things online to help : Here to help COVID resource (ca) Beyond Blue COVID 19 resource (au) Calm freebies HeadSpace freebies Scribd freebies Free adult colouring
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    Huge family xmas party this year 2019, should i go?

    I've been having anxiety attacks over a looming Xmas party this year in December. The whole side of my mums family will be there, and we haven't had all the family get together in a long time. We usually have Xmas over my place with half of the family and those are usually the non-posh ones and...
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    Post a photo of where you live

    Be nice to see where we all live and the different landscapes : )
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    Post any good TED Talks and the like...

    Any favourite inspirational or interesting videos put here..
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    How do you dress, what do you wear most of the time?

    Don't worry this ain't a huge dribble post I usually erupt into lol Im just interested in what others here wear as I know social phobia can interfere with our perception of ourselves at times and that can show in how we present ourselves. I usually wear just casual clothes. At the moment its...
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    Dealing with a close friend with delusions

    Didnt know where to put this. Ive had the realisation that (altho I knew) 'Rugs' ( yes the guy I go on and on about - my ex, my friend..) has a delusional disorder of grandeur. Its quite heartbreaking for me. Having social phobia as many here know, means you cut yourself short socially. At...
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    If you could change your name... it would be??

    Alexandria :applause::bigsmile: (because I used to watch a 90s show called 'Alex Mac' about a girl with powers and she was so cool lol
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    Over-doing it with people

    This is just a curiosity if others do this too? Ive always felt with my shyness that I usually take big prevalent steps to make the other person feel comfortable with me or within any situation around me. Usually if its at my house, but also just about anywhere. I find that Ill overcompensate...
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    He broke up with me rugs

    yes he did. And I feel so hurt and upset. its so silly. It happened over chat/messenger. I had a really bad day at work and everything - add in pms and the flue and loads of pressure of things I gotta do for early xmas party and then rug's online adventures and I cracked - Im like god its just...
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    How do you break up

    .. without really hurting the other person?
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    How would u react? (not intended to bully or persecute)

    Ive been spilling my beans all over this forum for awhile - all caught up in this toxic relationship. He has schizophrenia and the things that come with that are all so over-consuming for me in such stress. When someone acts in ways that disturb you. When there are no boundaries to their...
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    Anxiety attacks over trying to be assertive

    Yes so its Rugs the schizophrenic partner I have:shyness: I ask my therapist how I could be more authentic towards him as I have felt that I have been harboring all this 'stuff' and it was always getting to me and adding to resentment even more and more. She told me that I should speak up to...
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    Rant/ So sick of feeling like people around me being disrespectful

    Lately, I've felt like I martyr. That (not online/in-person) That Im going out of my way in my job, my partner, my family... and do not get anything back much in return. And I do know that I give back to me- and not rely on others, but when they rely on me all the time. Ive been in a...
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    Being social overwhelming?

    I don't know if it's the history of social phobia or not, but I find that I can only really cope with being social with just one person at a time. I have issues with boundaries and assertiveness and feeling for the other person (compassion) together with motivation to help them, that I end up on...
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    BF in a rut with no initiative to help himself

    It's just driving me crazy. Aside from my own issues with him as his GF- it's his own self that I am concerned about. He seems so unhealthy physically and behaviourally more than usual lately. In the night times, all he wants to do is go to sleep. He gets so tired. He says he doesn't like the...
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    Need an opinion

    So my partner plays electric guitar and tells me he has been playing for 15 years and one of the best in the state. I think he is good, but I'm no guitarist. I cannot tell if he is really good -but not great, good or good-good. I will likely take this off later as I feel it's kinda wrong to put...
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    My bf sleeps all the time & always exhausted

    My bf is on Risperdal that he gets a jab once every fortnight. It's an anti- psychotic & has a lot of side effects including tiredness. He is also a heavy smoker, rolling & smoking his cigarettes every 45 mins or less. He is a solid muscular build guy with a big bloated fat gut too. He mainly...
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