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Response to Hatchling (Original post)

Thu Oct 2, 2014, 08:30 PM

1. I have, twice..It's honestly not uncommon and most people get over it.

I did, both times -- .My last experience of it was ten years ago..It's never recurred.

It happened for the 2nd time about ten years ago, and I was told by my therapist

that it was a manifestation of Depression.

You really need to go to a therapist, though, it's important.

I know how you feel, Hatchling, because when mine occurred, I honestly feared

I might never get over it. I told my shrink this, and the whole thing

upset me so much, I started crying in his office, something I rarely did.

He responded, wisely, perhaps, not emphatically, but somewhat impatiently.

"Arlene", he said with a sigh, "The only people who never get over it are those who don't try".

This proved true. It lasted for about a month, as I recall -- I even went to a support group
for it a couple of times...Whether that worked or not, I don't know, but I kept testing
myself, going out, and after awhile, it just vanished.

I should point out that I had a very supportive partner that took me out, although I was
afraid even with him.

Like I said, it's really quite common, so don't be "embarrassed" to tell your friends and/or
family about it, and get one of them to take you to a therapist. You'll be fine. I promise.

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