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  • Turn round and face it

    Turn round and face itThat first bottle of cider set me free, it was as though a button had been pressed in my heart and all the hurt, pain and worry simply blew away like a leaf in the wind.  It was the solution to the turmoil that bubbled away under the surface, or so I thought.It was a year or two after this that someone ancient ( probably about 35 years old ) told ...

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  • Through the spin cycle

    I dont feel quite right today. So here I am again... I have an art class to attend and Im struggling with getting my act together.  I feel like im not part of anything or anyone.  This distance will keep me at home if I dont push myself through it.  I feel like no one cares wether I attend or not - I will not be missed.  People are queueing up to get into these classes, ...

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    small steps,
    positive,
    recovery,
    negative,
    Self doubt
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  • vaginismus

    argh!feel worried as I wrote to the clinicthe Sexual Problems ClinicANDhave been told to contact my GP so did that as well argh (again)!BUTdread that I will be treatedthe same as before BUTtry to remembersome of the ...

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  • unforgiving

    yesterdaypouring downsomething rottenwas supposed to gofor talk and city tourbutdid dramainsteadfeel that I'm too muchinside my own headand maybe I judgeother people read more

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  • why do I need to help someone?

    thurswent to creative writingat LWwrote for half an hourabout the 60sthenthey packed upearlyoh fuck it!haven't seenMr Rwho makes me laugh thengot ...

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