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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
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bitterlawngnome From: bitterlawngnome Date: November 13th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It certainly is a fine line. I used to not post about problems, especially depression & withdrawal. But at the moment my thoughts are that people who actually interact with me need to know what's going on, lest they take it on themselves (no, I'm just depressed, you haven't done anything wrong, etc etc etc). Of course I don't know how well that metric would work in your life but it seems to have steered me a safe course most of the time.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 15th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You know, that's a really good point. Almost no one seems capable of intuiting what's going on with me when I post the sort of cryptic public entry that has been the norm these past five years or so. And that leads to trouble, as when a friend takes something I say or do personally when it's really just a by-product of the mood I was already in. On the other hand, I have found sometimes that confessing how I'm really doing, as I have tried in private conversation or correspondence, sometimes leads to psychologizing responses that end up detracting too much attention from what I am trying to express in a direct manner.
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