It's exhausting wearing a mask. I wish I could be myself and vulnerable with more people. I want someone to hold space for all of me. Or to just hold me. Or reach out to me. I'm so deeply lonely it scares me sometimes, but I haven't given up hope. Thankful for my counsellor.


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I know your pain

Dec 7, 2021 at 5:09pm

I have been hoping a beautiful widow would reach out to me for the last four years....

Sucks when you're in n love with somebody uninterested. Being alone sucks

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You could....

Dec 7, 2021 at 9:21pm

get yourself one of those large teddy bears....maybe with some naughty attachments to get you through the night.

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Dec 7, 2021 at 10:21pm

What does “hold space for all of me” mean?

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Holding space

Dec 8, 2021 at 12:22pm

Is new age talk. It doesn’t actually mean anything. They just like saying it. It’s overused kind of like the word “literally” by people who want to sound smart.

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But how...

Dec 8, 2021 at 12:39pm

How would some person know to reach out to you, or that you would welcome it? And would you welcome it from anyone?

We can't read minds and our minds our full of our own doubts too. You might have to take a tiny first step by making eye contact or flashing a little smile, with a follow up glance, to show that you have noticed someone else too. They might be thinking the same thing as you!

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Lil Minions

Dec 8, 2021 at 5:03pm

Shame on your psychiatrist and counsellor. You are their medicated pet. They feel better about themselves knowing you’re “down there”… sedated and confused. But they care.

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@Lil Minions

Dec 8, 2021 at 6:25pm

I couldn't have put it better myself, and I'm the one on the receiving end of it in first person.

Makes me wonder about the actual commenters here, what they're aware of inside.

the posts here were very different 1.5 years ago...

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@Lil minions

Dec 9, 2021 at 7:21am

Hmnnn…from reading the OP’s post I’m not seeing any mention of either medication or a psychiatrist. Could you be projecting just a tad? Lots of us have benefited greatly from speaking with a counsellor, so please don’t paint everyone with the same brush.

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Dec 9, 2021 at 11:20am

It's a very cynical time for everyone.
Not knowing who to trust, when all that are in the professions of helping or the people running things in our government are falling apart and have many holes in the organizations that we are supposed to rely on to do the right things for us, are not as they appear to be !
Like Swiss cheese.
Many many holes

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Dec 9, 2021 at 11:27am

A teddy bear or a cat/dog would help fill this nonexistent gap in your life?

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