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hey caprice can i aqsk you something
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friedeggs posted:
................................................. you have known me the longest/ i have been here three and half years. since u have come here how i am i doing/ i feel like i can do beeter. i love everyone here. i have learned a lot of meaningful lessons from being here
My family tree must have been an oak because all my relatives are nuts.
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Dem,

I can honestly tell you that from my non-expert perspective I've seen enormous progress. I know it's hard for you to see because you're still in the midst of it, but it's there. Healing, growing, progressing almost always happen in small increments.

What has sometimes helped me is to sit down and look back and actually write down - in note form - all I've done or accomplished in the last year or five years. When you see them listed in black and white you realize how far you've come.

You have opened up. You continue to reach out for help and TO help. You even express yourself and your needs more clearly. You have persisted with therapy despite setbacks and changes in therapists. You keep moving forward, baby step by baby step. I know it sometimes feel like nothing is happening and/or you're taking a step forward and two steps back but over the long term, progress is there.

You didn't get to this place of pain overnight. You survived many decades of abuse and difficulty. You're still here. And we don't heal from that much overnight. It takes time and work on your part. And maybe that's the biggest thing, Dem... you ARE working on it.

You are so much stronger than you believe yourself to be.
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
~Christopher Robin to Pooh


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