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Apr. 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Do you ever feel like the friend who tries to be there for everyone else, listens to their rants, tries to cheer them up, offers advice, etc, but when you feel down, you don't feel like anyone is there for you, and that if/when you tell someone you're sad you feel like you're annoying them?

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CTS207 replied...
Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I call it the Therapist Drive, I use to suffer greatly from it and worse I would give advice to women that just wanted someone to listen to them not advice on how fix their lives. Well anyway the cure to this condition is to recognize these basic truths: #1.) You can't help everyone, there are way to many people in this world that need help. For one soul to bear it alone. ( Truth #2.) Not everyone can be helped, there is a time in which to call in the professionals I.E Adults with a greater education who know what they are doing. The biggest and last truth #3.) You need time for yourself to recover, there is nothing wrong with a little selfishness. To say 'no' or 'sorry I'm busy, right now' is not a bad thing. If you let yourself burn out, it will be THE worst physical and emotional hell that one can go through. Take it from me a psychology major and someone who has gone through this before.

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zombieslayer22 replied...
Apr. 2, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Yeah thats how i am I just stay to myself cause seems like they dont care when i m down or need their help

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