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Old 12-05-16, 07:59 AM   #1
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I'm sure someone has posted on this topic in the past. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to write about it as well.

Whenever something positive occurs in my life, I can never bring myself to simply enjoy it for what it is....I am instantly suspicious. I feel almost as though the universe is getting ready to throw me a spiked curve ball, but first it has to get me to lower my guard a bit so as to injure me to the fullest degree. Hence the positives. A laugh here and there, kind words, smiles. These things seem like bait to me, as stupid as that sounds.

Anyone else feel this way?
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Old 12-07-16, 06:06 PM   #2
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Has a lot been bringing you down lately? If you've experienced a lot of negatives, it's not unusual to be hesitant when something positive happens.

I also feel this way. This past year has just been a series of bad things. It makes me feel hopeless. The problem for me is that the bad seems to outweigh the positive to the point where I can barely see the positive anymore. All I can do is hope for the positive to happen, and even this is difficult.

Sometimes I think it's better to not even hope. It just leaves me more disappointed.
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Yes, I once asked a psychic.. if I was cursed or some spell put on me. Psychic said no. Just seems like I don't get any breaks. Life not easy
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Old 12-08-16, 02:41 AM   #4
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Oh wow... You got that right. Life sure isn't easy. And it seems I've hit a bad swing of bad luck. But it could always be worse I guess...
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Old 12-09-16, 04:57 PM   #5
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I'm sure someone has posted on this topic in the past. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to write about it as well.

Whenever something positive occurs in my life, I can never bring myself to simply enjoy it for what it is....I am instantly suspicious. I feel almost as though the universe is getting ready to throw me a spiked curve ball, but first it has to get me to lower my guard a bit so as to injure me to the fullest degree. Hence the positives. A laugh here and there, kind words, smiles. These things seem like bait to me, as stupid as that sounds.

Anyone else feel this way?
I have similar feelings. Things I used to enjoy have been taken away from me. So now I am worried and scared that what I have left will be taken away too. That is why I am unable to fully enjoy things...sigh...life is hard.
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Old 12-19-16, 11:15 AM   #6
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This is very easy for me to say and I know it's not easy to do but have you tried not labelling things as 'good' and 'bad'?
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I suppose I haven't. Maybe it sounds silly for me to ask this, but.....how else should I see things??
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Try to keep positive and hopeful
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Old 12-29-16, 05:29 AM   #9
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I just meant (and I'm flailing in the dark a bit myself here) that maybe things just 'are'. It's when we judge them as bad that they can bring us down. Next time you feel bad try not to label it but instead just feel it and accept it forwhat it is. However unpleasant, when you feel it fully and don't try to fight it you may realise that it has no real power over you and it may ease somewhat.
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