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Old 09-04-14, 02:18 AM   #21
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I guess, today was an great example of this. I made a huge step, by calling a hotline (something I haven't done in ages). I got a wonderful man on the phone. He was like everything was normal. Didn't judge me, in any way. Made me feel as if I could really get some real help. He told me, I'd likely not be able to speak to him again. As with those hotlines, you get a different person each time. I waited up, and didn't sleep really at all yesterday, while waiting for another call. I did get the call by a lady, she was not so great, to say the least.

I suppose I'm thwarting myself, by allowing this ONE person to discourage me, from getting the help I need (and deserve). Yes, I'm really discouraged, still. And, I want to just throw in the towel. I understand, I'd likely do better by seeking out (directly) an LGBT therapist. This just isn't as easy as it sounds, or, one might think it would be.

This is exactly why I created this thread.

Anyone else have any ideas/comments/advice?
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Old 09-04-14, 11:59 PM   #22
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Sorry I've been wishy-washy lately.

Anyone have any ideas/comments?
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Old 09-05-14, 12:07 AM   #23
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Off Topic..."Vacation"

"I enjoy life when things are happening. I don't care if it's good things or bad things. That means you're alive"

-Joan Rivers
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Old 09-06-14, 12:41 AM   #24
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That's good that you found someone helpful on the hotline. I know you get a different person every time, but try and stick to it to help give you more support.

I do hope you find a good therapist though. It would be really helpful. Keep doing what you can.

Take it day by day, breathe, try to smile, and remember that you are a beautiful human being who deserves the best. Never stop trying and do the best you can each day!
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Thank you TearAway. The person was nice. Unfortunately, I was not able to talk to him again. Its back to square one for me.

I do hope I'll find a good therapist, and soon. Going this alone, just isn't working.

I'll do just that, and take is day by day. I'll try to smile. My hero is still the great Milton Berle ("Laughter Is An Instant Vacation"). I just changed my sig line, in remembrance to my other fallen hero Joan Rivers. What a special lady she was. Hard to laugh, although, I do wind up laughing AT myself, as did Joan.

Take care of yourself, as well TearAway.

We should not Thwart Ourselves. We need to give ourselves a fighting change.
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Not going to therapy anymore. Sorry, not for me. No help, at all. Made things so much worse. That's just me, though.

Maybe I'll try again next year, who knows.
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Well therapy is not for everyone. You'll find what works for you :)
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