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txflower95
April 22, 2019 - 3:52 pm
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txflower95
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I struggle with knowing what to say in any given situation. In the end, I usually end up remaining silent because I am unsure whether my response or reaction will be cliche. This is usually most prominent when other people are having a hard time. Whether it be depression or just having a bad day. I feel like I need to "fix" it and make it better when they tell me what is wrong. When I can't offer any genuine advice or solution, I shut down and don't say anything which leaves the person talking to me feeling as though I am not listening to them or I just don't care. I feel emotionally detached at times like this. I am usually an empathetic and very sympathetic person, but I genuinely don't know what to do about this. I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in 2008. It wasn't until I had a complete mental melt down in 2016 that I was able to get a referral to a Psychiatrist and have the correct medications prescribed to me. Does anyone else deal with this issue and if so, how do you work through it?


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txflower95
txflower95
April 22, 2019 - 3:52 pm
I struggle with knowing what to say in any given situation. In the end, I usually end up remaining silent because I am unsure whether my response or reaction will be cliche. This is usually most prominent when other people are having a hard time. Whether it be depression or just having a bad day. I feel like I need to "fix" it and make it better when they tell me what is wrong. When I can't offer any genuine advice or solution, I shut down and don't say anything which leaves the person talking to me feeling as though I am not listening to them or I just don't care. I feel emotionally detached at times like this. I am usually an empathetic and very sympathetic person, but I genuinely don't know what to do about this. I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder in 2008. It wasn't until I had a complete mental melt down in 2016 that I was able to get a referral to a Psychiatrist and have the correct medications prescribed to me. Does anyone else deal with this issue and if so, how do you work through it?


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