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Sun Nov 14, 2021, 06:44 AM

Two weeks, no purging. All the other stuff is still happening, but not the purging.

It will be nice when I get better at defusing urges, and when I stop living life at level 11 hair-on-fire.

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Reply Two weeks, no purging. All the other stuff is still happening, but not the purging. (Original post)
GPV Nov 14 OP
jpak Nov 14 #1
GPV Nov 15 #6
gademocrat7 Nov 14 #2
GPV Nov 15 #7
The Jungle 1 Nov 14 #3
GPV Nov 15 #8
irisblue Nov 14 #4
GPV Nov 15 #9
RainCaster Nov 14 #5
GPV Nov 15 #10
Rhiannon12866 Nov 19 #11
GPV Nov 19 #12
Rhiannon12866 Nov 19 #13
Stuart G Dec 4 #14

Response to GPV (Original post)

Sun Nov 14, 2021, 07:36 AM

1. Hang in there GPV

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Response to jpak (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 04:11 AM

6. Thanks!

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sun Nov 14, 2021, 07:43 AM

2. Take care,GPV

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 04:11 AM

7. Thank you!

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sun Nov 14, 2021, 08:35 AM

3. You will win!

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Response to The Jungle 1 (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 04:12 AM

8. Thank you!

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sun Nov 14, 2021, 08:53 AM

4. Doing your best is a BFD. Good on you

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Response to irisblue (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 04:12 AM

9. Thanks so much!

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sun Nov 14, 2021, 01:24 PM

5. Good for you, GPV

Remember the Serenity Prayer, it will be your mantra for a long time. Gradually, you will add others.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 15, 2021, 04:15 AM

10. Thank you. Yes, acceptance is a hard one for me. I keep insisting that the universe should work my

way.

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Response to GPV (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 02:54 AM

11. Acceptance is often still hard for me even after more than 12 years

What's helped me is to realize that I've only got to make it through the next 24 hours - or less - and to remember to breathe. Times change and I can, too. Talking to someone who's been there also helps and that's exactly what you did. Good going!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 04:21 AM

12. Sometimes the next minute or second is agonizing, and I have a ton of distorted thoughts like,

I cant make it that make it harder to ride the urge out.

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Response to GPV (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 19, 2021, 05:51 AM

13. I've found that's when talking to someone who's been there helps

And, if anything, that's a distraction. One saying that helped me when I was struggling was "Move a muscle, change a thought." It didn't matter what or how simple it was, that was a distraction. And it gave me more time.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 4, 2021, 12:34 AM

14. I say the "Serenity Prayer" ..many times a day..I cannot control this, or that...or this thought or

that thought..

Often when I drive to a meeting or to the store..I see the stupidest things that other drivers do. You name em
I have seen them.

All I can do is control me, and what I do and avoid the nutcakes..........and guess what.??????

We now have a sane person as President of the U.S. ..

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