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Struggling...poss trigger
washedaway posted:
Figure I would put a trigger warning just in case

Hope everyone here is doing ok, can't read anything right now

I'm having a hard night, and I really need to get to sleep cause I have to be up for work in like 5 hours...but I can't make my mind shut up. I messed up and cut a little on Father's Day...I've made it since then, but I feel like giving up. Does anyone else ever feel like if you tell someone how you feel you are just being manipulative? This is totally rambling and disjointed, but its all I've got right now.

I feel like my support system that I've tried to set up over the last year+ is gone right now (not permanently...just in the recent past and for another couple of weeks) because B, the person I confide in most just got married (yesterday) so he's had his own stress over the last few months and is now off for 2 weeks. It's not fair for me to fall apart just because he's not around, but I kind of am...partly just because him being gone means I get his workload at the office, I'll probably add several hours to my normal schedule over the next 2 weeks

Ok...going to try again to sleep...if you made it this far, thanks.

Love you all K
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CJ_Smythe responded:
Hey washedaway~
(*(*(*( HUGS )*)*)*) <~~ if okay. I'm also struggling with cutting slips. Its hard to give up something so familiar. Sometimes I feel like saying something could be manipulative. Mostly I don't say anything because I get the reply of "Just put on your Big Girl panties and deal with it!" like I'm saying the store was out of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or some trivial thing like that. *rolls eyes*
Obvs, you don't want to intrude on B's honeymoon. Would it help if you asked around the office for help with the increased workload? I really don't have any decent advice to give ya here, since I'm unemployed.
Sending you sweet dreams and restful sleep!
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Of course, so does falling down a flight of stairs.
mandybutterflykiss replied to CJ_Smythe's response:

We all have slip ups and according to my T, always will... She state's the work is in trying to go longer and longer between episodes. So, Please, do not be so hard on yourself.

CJ, I love what you wrote and laughed at the "Big Girl Panties" and "roll of eyes." You hit it square on! Your advice on seeking help for the increased workload was also right on.

I, too, slipped up last week after therapy. I was triggered by it. Yesterday, I was triggered again and awoke to nightmares this a.m. but thankfully my partner was with me to help me through this so that I stayed safe.

Be gentle with yourself.



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