Vent Colin's upset zone

Discussion in 'Brainbent' started by Everett, Mar 16, 2016.

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  1. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    i KNOW i need to actually deal with my problems. Im hesitant to go back to counselling because in the past i havent really done any work aside from just talking about stuff at the appointment, so nothing really changed?

    And i guess i should just call in the morning, and when i get an appointment bring that up with her that im not sure how to actually address anything because i have too many problems and like zero follow through

    Im kind of annoyed that ive gotten so upset about this, like i dont even know how i feel about name shit right now

    I havent actually considered how i feel about my orginal name in a while, i just was operating under the idea that i like it fine except for how it makes people think im a woman? but i like colin as a name. Fuck

    Sorry for just screaming and being an idiot
     
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  2. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Hmm i think i will avoid telling my friends about my problems because i dont want to bring the group down

    And even saying "hey im feeling bad but dont think i deserve to talk about it because i am fucked up about taking up space" is way too heavy. Everyone is gonna be like oh darling its fine you can talk to us

    but im like hmm no that is bad because i guilted you into telling me that

    I realize this is extremely un charitable so maybe i will tell them about 1 thing

    Also im in a mood where im getting annoyed by the typos i consistently make on my phone keyboard

    i keep hitting P for O, Q for like A or something, idek but it sucks
     
  3. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Predictably that went as usual and i overshared and im still upset but now i regret just being an angry baby in the group chat
     
  4. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    How do you like, learn to not feel like a bad friend for taking your friends up on offers to vent to them

    Its not that i think theyre lying about wanting to help, but its that i feel like anything i say will be Bad and Too Much Negativity so i just say thanks but not right now
     
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  5. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    That was an actual question btw

    Also i need to stop reading up on mindfullness because it sounds like insulting condescending garbage that like maybe would help but i refuse to try it

    I also refuse to try breathing exercises or relaxation exercises because they sound stupid and like they would just make me feel bad
     
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  6. Artemis

    Artemis i, an asexual moron

    I dont have a helpful answer unfortunately :( like, im at that point with most of my friends that i can comfortably vent, but there was no clearly defined process of reaching that other than "give yourself a few years to work on it"

    Breathing exercises are dumb but also have been able to help me sleep and I am willing to feel dumb to get more than 4 hours rest at a time
     
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  7. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Yeah i had like a meltdown at my friends like 1.5 hours later, today sucks and i made it bad by staying up way too late last night
     
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  8. Artemis

    Artemis i, an asexual moron

    is there anything i can do to help u feel better
     
  9. Artemis

    Artemis i, an asexual moron

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    i drew A Friend
     
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  10. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Aww, thank you for the Friend
    I'm ok, I just got myself into like a bad zone by reading stuff that I knew would make me more upset. I did various self care such as Actually Eating Lunch and Dinner and also Sleep so im better today
     
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  11. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    I made myself upset by dwelling on, idek, probably how its hard to talk to my friends about my self esteem or whatever. Because get upset when people are like "we love you! we're here for you!" meanwhile im like "im sorry lol"

    and there are enough people participating in the group chat that i feel like i cant actually vent there because Ventimg At People Makes Me A Bad Friend

    And also ive been angry enough at myself that ive been like basically wanting to make myself suffer? Like i washed some dishes but im annoyed because i shouldnt let them pile up in the first place so i was just angrily washing

    anyway im mad at myself and im Also mad because trying to be like ~~~~~~#better~~~~ about not expressing my shitty emotions means i just feel angry for having those emotions/thoughts, and angry at the concept of recovery or emotional management or whatever

    let me be self destructive you fuck
     
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  12. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    I keep sort of venting but i dont want to like actually talk about it because i assume that people will be upset or annoyed or whatever because i dont just Cheer Up and Be Positive or at least Try To Be Positive

    i also feel bad because when asked "can we help" im likr "uhhhhhhhhhhhh no"

    Im not like actively jumping into the void so i dont know what help would even be

    Eta: also the other day when i made that post about the dishes, i said in the group chat that i was upset with myself for not cleaning up my apartment and letting everything pile up

    and my friend was like "yeah depression will do that, youll really need to do something but you cant" and i got mad and said its just that i'm NOT doing it, here i'll go wash the dishes

    And later said please dont just armchair diagnose me with depression, i dont like that

    but maybe i do have depression type issues on top of adhd, idk. and my next counsellor appointment isnt until the 23rd. There are walk in counselling appts elsewhere one day a week but my schedule probably wont allow for that this week
     
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  13. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Im sort of fixating on a thing someone in thr group chat said

    so the walk in counselling i mentioned, this person was the one to suggest it (altho it was previously reccd to me a couple of months ago too) and i was like "idk if its worth going for just a single session" and they said "youre definitely worth a single session"

    and i did correct them that i was actually talking about how im not sure it would be useful going to a walk in for an ongoing issue that requires a long term plan

    but ALSO i really wanted to object to like "youre worth it" but i think that makes people sad so i didnt say it
     
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  14. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    im frustrated slash scared of like having to Try and make changes to Improve Life instead of continuing habits/approaches that are not helping but are easy

    This prompted by counselling

    Im supposed to like "pick something thats important to you" and do it and "its ok to be frustrated" but dont beat yourself up, which sounds difficult and i dont want to

    It wasnt on the list of stuff we came up with earlier in the session, which was aimed at making my apartment easier to keep organized/clean, but ive sort of decided to not be self deprecating when talking to other people

    So i spent like 15 minutes typing and re typing a message in the group chat and i was gonna end it with like "im supposed to say thanks for listening instead of being self deprecating or saying im taking up too much time" but i erased everything of that but the "thanks for listening" even tho it felt bad and like i should be apologizing

    So during the session the counsellor was like, "you seem stuck in this circle" of like, feeling bad or beating myself up, knowing that youre not supposed to do that, and then beating myself up or feeling bad bc im "doing it wrong" or whatever

    And she was like "what would it take to break that" or something and honestly i dont know?? Im upset

    And she went over the "stages of change" which include like, not believing you have a problem/need to change, acknowledging u need to change, preparing, action to make change/learn new habits or whatever, maintenance of that, relapse, and then you can end up back at like any stage depending

    So she was like what would it take to move forward to make change, bc currently im like...i went back to counselling and im going to occupational therapy bc i know i have problems, but when it comes to actually following through im really digging in my heels


    So i dunno! Im scared to do things because im afraid of finding out that i have to like, force myself to not do the easy way. Like put my phone completely away at work and never look at it, instead of like picking it up every 10 minutes

    That makes me sound really childish but im like, idk i dont want to have to be really strict with myself

    But i know im doing things that are counter productive


    She also has pointed out that when im beating myself up about mistakes or whatever, even if you ignore the "im Supposed to be nice to myself because youre Supposed to" being self deprecating is getting in the way bc i avoid doing things. So shes like "being negative isnt helping" so i should keep that in mind or whatever

    And its like, ughhhhfhfhfhfhhffh i Guess but also i dont want to be nice to myself, i know thats blasphemy but i dont wanna be like "uwu self you are a sweet delicate flower and You can Do It uwu uwu uwu uwu uwuwwuwuueywuuwwu"

    Im being a shit about that
    I was reading a thing about positive self talk and it all seems really irritating and fake and like "Just Try!!!!! BE NICE TO YOURSELF"

    (Edit ok yknow what i am being a jerk, the post was Reasonable and realistic but the idea of saying "i made a mistake but i can do better next time and i can learn from this" makes me mad bc im used to going "i messed everything up and i never should have made any mistakes i hate this")

    And im mad at myself for all of this because ive seen it said that it doesnt Matter if its fake you just have to Do It

    And its like fuck i dont Want to i want to just magically stop having problems without having to confront difficult things

    Anyway this is a very long very stupid post, someone needs to punch me
     
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  15. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Things are difficult and i feel stupid because its like, jfc Just Fucking Do It

    But i dont Wanna
    >:(
     
  16. Artemis

    Artemis i, an asexual moron

    #mood
     
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  17. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Had a stressful time on the weekwnd, stuff is better now but I do wanna talk about it

    Things:
    1. Im now living with 3 friends, two of whom are married and polyam
    2. A few days before we moved into our new place, Friend A cheated on Friend B (their partner) with Guy C i know from a youth group (theyre around the same age, the youth group was a few years ago)
    3. This understandably upset B
    4. Last week A B and C all had a meeting in their room, im told to hash out details about how this fits into A and B's polyam agreement
    5. Like two days later, on the weekend, A went against the details they agreed on, and brought C over to the house earlier than agreed on. This stressed out B a lot
    6. B lost their temper a bit at A when talking about that, part of which I overheard from downstairs.
    7. That stressed me out because Oops People Are Upset and i felt bad because things seemed tense
    8. A left the friend group chat and some other chats because they felt really bad about what they did and B says A assumed everyone would hate them or be angry with them
    9. B says they are working it out, theyve scheduled couples counselling and agreed that neither of them will see anyone else until they work thru this
    I only found out about the fact that A cheated because B brought it up in a voice call for our support group (theres like an 80% overlap between support group amd friend group). I then only found out that A had cheated with C at the next weekly meeting, yesterday. This was after A had brought C over the day before, and asked in the house group chat if it was ok to do that. I said sure because i thought they just wanted to hangout as friends.

    So i felt upset to learn that, because I was out of the loop and agreed to have this person over without really understanding what was happening. B seemed surprised to learn that A hadn't actually been forthcoming about starting to date C.

    That voice call happened while I was out of the house btw, as normal given my schedule. I got stressed out because I assumed things were going to be really tense when I got home, and that I didnt know how or if I could talk to A about anything without this looming in the background

    Things were not tense when I arrived, but I was really upset before coming home because idk I already get nervous and uncomfortable around conflict, and this is conflict involving people I care about and live with

    Idk i have a counselling appointment in a couple of days so I'll go over it there too

    Also if you know who A and B are, dont worry about it. They dont really go on here a lot and previously agreed they wouldnt read my vent thread so Im not looking to start a convo about it here
     
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  18. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Ok so i would appreciate some input

    The above situation continues, I have been hearing A and B arguing for a few hours(? I fell asleep). Mostly B talking, amd ive gathered that the cheating situation has actually been happening for four months. B very upset, lots of crying, I think B got in their car and left to go for a drive.

    Feeling kind of numb about it but this is really not good, like ive been their friend for 2 or 3 years but only living together for going on 1 month. Really not encouraging for this to happen

    Im kind of having to process that A isnt like a flawless altruistic person, bc theyve done this and continued to do it

    I feel like other roommate and me are involved in this too because we're all on the lease and uhhhh it really matters if B decides to leave or something

    Dont know if they will

    Kinda feeling betrayed by A because of said fear about the lease, and also bc like, its not just those two in their own apartment anymore, other roommate and I live here, and have to deal with any negative or tense atmosphere.

    Also I have to work from home starting tomorrow, which i'm not happy about, and its gonna be extra awkward with this going on. Fingers crossed my test comes back negative and i dont have to work from home on the weekend too.

    So when I said input requested, im not sure what I actuallt want. Validation of feelings i guess? If you have advice?
     
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  19. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    B let the household know that they are now at the hospital "awaiting care" :/
     
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  20. Artemis

    Artemis i, an asexual moron

    A cheats on B with X.
    B is upset.
    A brings over X anyway.
    B is upset.
    Colin stresses because upset.
    A leaves the group.
    B says they are attempting to work it out.
    Apparently A is dating X?
    A and B argue.
    A has cheated before.
    If B leaves, the lease is a problem (is it the cost? are they the only one officially on it? something else?)
    Colin feels betrayed by A because of the effect on the lease.
    Colin has to work from home in the stress.
    B is now at the hospital.
    I have Opinions but now is not the time for any of it until B's safety/health is confirmed, that is a really worrying followup :(
     
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