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  1. Hey @Marv How are you feeling about things today? Yeah, I totally get what you’re saying about how you can’t not think about it; our identity is such an important aspect of our life, and when we are struggling to find out more about our core identity, it can be pretty distracting, stressful, and confusing. However, there are others out there too who are experiencing similar things to you, some of them here, and I hope that you can connect with those people more as I’m sure it will be helpful for you to hear their stories too. Also, you described your issue with your periods really well. How do you think it will feel for you if you get to a point where you’re no longer having periods?
  2. Hey, I’m sorry to hear that you were in an abusive relationship. I know I’ve pretty much said this already, but I’m glad that you’re going to therapy because being in a negative relationship can have an impact on our self esteem and mental health, and I hope that your sessions are providing you with a safe space to talk through things. How are you feeling now that you are out of the relationship? Also, have you spoken to your therapist about how you feel like the PTSD is getting worse as well as your dreams? If so, what did they say?
  3. Hey, Thank you for explaining this to me. Can I ask, who are the people you’re talking about? I think that it sounds like you’re just being friendly and seeking connections with them by sharing the things you’re excited about. I’m wondering, how does it feel to tell them the things that you’re enthusiastic about, like your projects?
  4. Hey @Adhara Thank you for bringing this question to us. I'm curious to know, what kind of things haven't you been able to keep to yourself with people who hurt you?
  5. Hey @Zookid That's okay. So, maybe we could start by you typing out what you would say to me if I were your dad and you were coming out to him. How about giving that a go?
  6. This post has been flagged with warnings, as follows: Mental Illness, Suicide
  7. Hey there, Welcome I'm glad to hear that you have really been enjoying the book. Have you found any particular bits helpful so far? If so, feel free to share. I'm sorry to hear that you've been feeling overwhelmed about your gender recently. I completely get what you mean about how you don't have to label, but at the same time, the difficulty that you can experience in not knowing how you feel. Your anxiety and stress is totally understandable. I think one thing that can help in this kind of situation is to have some kind of goal to work towards. I'm wondering, when you think of how you would look and what your gender identity would be, what is coming to mind? You could even think about things like pronouns, names, styles, etc., whatever comes to mind really. Try to think about what your gut feeling is and go from there as this can help to give us something to work towards and make the journey clearer.
  8. Monsoon


    Hey @Kay_shiv Yeah, I totally get what you're saying about it feeling wrong. Deep down, we all just want to be able to live authentically, and when we are prevented from doing that to an extent, it can be quite an emotional experience. What do you think about that?
  9. Helo Laura, Thank you for telling me more about how things are going for you at the moment. It sounds like things are bubbling up for you right now, and I'm wondering, have you been speaking about traumatic things in therapy? I thought I'd ask because speaking about these kinds of things can bring all of those negative memories and difficult feelings back to the front of our minds. What do you think?
  10. Hello @laura132 Welcome to our community. I'm one of the support mentors here, so I give advice and talk to our members. How are you doing today? I'm sorry to hear about the abuse you went through with your ex last year; experiencing any kind of abuse can leave a lasting impact on anyone, but I'm glad to hear that you are in therapy and I hope you are finding it helpful. I'm curious to know, do you have any ideas as to why you feel so defensive in therapy lately?
  11. Hey, Yeah, I think that would be a good idea. Maybe you could follow her on social media too if you haven't already. What do you think?
  12. Hey @Blue22031 How are you feeling today? I hope things have calmed down for you and that you're feeling more settled. Is there anything else you could do about the situation, or is that pretty much it at this point? Also, I'm wondering, are you feeling like you aren't that motivated for loads of things at the moment, or is it just those two?
  13. Hey, I'm sorry to hear that it didn't go well with talking to her and that they have become really controlling. How are you feeling about this? It must be stressful and frustrating for you that they've decided your career choices, and I'm wondering, how have they gone about doing that? I hope you're doing as okay as you can be. We are here for you.
  14. Hey Conall, How's everything going for you at the moment? I just wanted to check in because questioning your sexuality can be confusing and stressful, and I just want you to know that we are here to talk if you'd like that.
  15. Hey, Yeah, as you said, there's still a good bit you don't know about her, and I'm wondering, what could you do to get to know her more? Also, do you think you will try out speaking to her about crushes then? I think it would be really helpful.
  16. Hey @JustArden How are you feeling today? Thank you for explaining that to me. So, it sounds like, as you said, there are two competing genders inside, and that this is causing conflict for you. It's interesting that being unlabelled makes both of those two unhappy. I'm wondering, what kind of label do you think would allow peace between the boy and girl? I think that when people are on a gender journey, this kind of conflict can be quite stressful, and it's good to keep in mind that as time goes on, things will become clearer and that this won't last forever. As you said, although you do have your bad moments, it's fine, and it's good that you're talking through how you feel and getting your feelings out.
  17. Hey, Ah, I see. What do you think would be the best thing to do going forward? I guess, as you said, it could impact your friendship and cause tension. What is your gut feeling telling you that you should do?
  18. Monsoon


    Hey, How are you doing today? Yeah, I'm curious to know why you feel it is wrong. Do you mean in the sense of wanting to come out but feeling like you have to wait? Also, how is it going with your psychologist?
  19. Hey there, Ah, okay. How come? Are you thinking of telling him face-to-face, or by writing him a letter or something like that?
  20. Hey Jane, Welcome to our community. I'm glad to hear that your friend is seeing a psychiatrist; how long has he been going to them for? With mental health difficulties, change can take a while to see; the steps that one takes during this kind of difficulty are so small, and they can only really be noticed when looking back after a while. In this kind of situation, listening to the person is so important and really helpful, so I'm glad that he has got you there. I'm wondering, how do you think your support might be helping him, even though you're not seeing an improvement?
  21. Hey there, I just wanted to reach out to you and ask how you are getting on? We are here for you if you want to chat. I am just concerned from what you sayid about not planning to die just yet and want to check if you’re safe or not. Take care.
  22. Hey, Yeah, I think it's always good to read back through your old messages here because it shows you how far you've come. It's hard to realise how much we have progressed as the steps we take are so small that we barely even notice, so I'm glad to hear that you're reflecting on your progress . I think that you are such a resilient person, and a perfect example of that is how you chose to stick to the positive sides of school rather than weigh yourself down with the negative. It sounds like your siblings are doing fine at the moment, and they are lucky to have a sister like you who really looks out for them which I'm sure they appreciate. How are you feeling today? Also, I remember you talking about maybe starting learning to drive. How did that go?
  23. Hey @jd_27 Thank you for explaining what's going on for you right now; it doesn't sound shallow or stupid at all - your questions are really important. It's a tricky situation. Do you think that this guy likes you or is he just being friendly? I completely get what you're saying about feeling like you're stuck in the middle, and I'm wondering, if you keep on speaking to the guy, what kind of impact do you feel it might have on your friendship with her?
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