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    • #15596
      sovastateofmind
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      That’s a great question, and you’re definitely not alone in this feeling. Becoming involved in a romantic relationship opens us up to being more vulnerable with both our significant others and ourselves, so its natural for feelings of anxiety to fly around. The best advice I can give is: stay secure in yourself! Continue to perform your personal best in work/school/extracurricular activities and retain a source of independence outside the relationship, that way you feel more secure in your daily life and can bring this feeling to the table in your relationship.

      I also always recommend talking to your partner — in a healthy and inviting way — whenever you have feelings of anxiety, mistrust, doubt, etc. surrounding the relationship. Start the conversation by letting your partner know you’re feeling a certain way, and that you’d like to talk through your feelings and come to a conclusion together rather than dealing with them yourself. Instead of outright saying something like, “you’re making me mistrust you,” “you’re giving me doubts” — frame it in a more inviting way by saying something like “I’m starting to feel distrustful of you because of _____.” Walk them through your feelings and frame the conversation in a way where it can be a two-way street, and I assure you both you and your partner will feel better after talking things through.

    • #15595
      sovastateofmind
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      Good to know! Noted!

    • #14692
      sovastateofmind
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      I admittedly struggle to gain access to resources that show a list of therapists in the area near me that accept my insurance or are within my price range. Every time I find one that is perfect, they’re fully booked.

      My main question is — does anyone know of a good website where I can find individual or group therapy sessions and enter search filters so I can tailor my results?

    • #14691
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      I got rid of all my social media (except snapchat) two years ago. This really helped with my body image issues and the constant need to compare myself to others I saw online. Instagram in particular, at least in my opinion, is a very damaging site. People only ever share the most glamorized, amazing photos that are never representative of who they really are. Is this everyone else’s experience with the app too? Or am I just maybe looking in the wrong places?

    • #14690
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      I realize that medicine is a great tool and it works absolute wonders for some people. In my experience, I have unfortunately been misdiagnosed with different mental health conditions, which further leads to the wrong medicines being prescribed. For a good 3 years, I was taking antidepressants for co-occuring anxiety/depression when it turned out I had bipolar disorder all along, and these pills were making me feel worse for this reason. Always remember to play an active roll in your diagnosis and prescription process; give yourself more credit for what you know about your own body and mind.

    • #14689
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      My one side of the family has a good bit of mental health issues. Schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder are all prevalent on this side. My other side of the family has issues with anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, and ADHD. Asking about our family history made me realize how common some of these disorders are, even in my own family, which helps me feel not alone in my struggles.

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