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#13 Mere-Observer

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 02:08 PM

The life game becomes so obvious to you. I don't think any teacher, religion, philosopher could change your views on life as much as DPDR does. 



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 02:30 PM

The life game becomes so obvious to you. I don't think any teacher, religion, philosopher could change your views on life as much as DPDR does. 

We become Realists...

 

Not Pessimists and Not Optimists...

 

REALISTS....This is actually the best way to deal with anxiety and depression....Look at the world as it exactly is...Full of bad but full of good too...

 

This is how we create boundaries and protect ourselves but yet can still enjoy the world...



#15 Mere-Observer

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 02:48 PM

We become Realists...

 

Not Pessimists and Not Optimists...

 

REALISTS....This is actually the best way to deal with anxiety and depression....Look at the world as it exactly is...Full of bad but full of good too...

 

This is how we create boundaries and protect ourselves but yet can still enjoy the world...

 

Couldn't have said it any better. That is exactly how one should approach life. 



#16 PerfectFifth

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 03:51 PM

Well, I could say that I like how I became a more analytical, rational, and realistic person. I'm sure it played a part in shaping my personality, but I can't say how much and how I would be if it hadn't afflicted me, though. That's the only good thing I can come up with, thinking of it as a major determinant of my personality—in a positive sense, that is. 



#17 kylekatarn

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 05:02 PM

It's given me better anxiety coping mechanisms and made me feel like I can handle anything (with a few exceptions.)

This is of course my impression after climbing out of the hole.

When you're in it there's not much to appreciate because it's so dark, abstract, and terrifying. 



#18 ali3n

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 06:59 PM

The life game becomes so obvious to you. I don't think any teacher, religion, philosopher could change your views on life as much as DPDR does.


THIS

#19 Recoveryispossible

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:02 AM

Hello everyone,

I would like to share my story and how I completely recovered. It started because of marijuana and periods of extreme stress. But mainly because of the marijuana. I thought i was completely fucked and could never have a normal life again, but here i am writing this story and tbh I laugh about it today. My dp started in 2016 and lasted for about a year and a half. The first step i took is that i stopped coming to these forums. These forums are TOXICCC!!! Moving on, one of the best steps i took was that i started exercising. All you need is mild exercise, just to get the blood flowing and bringing the body back to homeostasis. My turning point was when i started meditating, 10-15 minutes of mindful meditation. From that point onwards my mind automatically stopped dwelling on the idea of dp and I slowly stopped being aware of it. As time went by I completely started forgetting about it. At first i thought about it for a few times a day, as time went by i started feeling very normal and came back in the daily routine of my life. And here i am today, completely dp free, i dont even know why it came across my mind today. Anyways, all i would suggest is that stop thinking about your symptoms, stop searching about them, just know that anything and everything you are feeling and thinking about is because your brain is tired and needs rest and rebalance. The more you dwell on it and come to these forums, the more you’ll make yourself aware about it. Force yourself to live a normal life and slowly your mind will get accustomed to it. And, I promise you it will go away and you’ll laugh about it like me. Cheers and love. Stay happy and healthy.

#20 Flavius

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 07:47 PM

The most noticeable benefit I've acquired from DP is how social ive become. Before I became depersonalized, I was an introvert. I kept to myself, rarely talked to new people, and I was very self centered. I had terrible social anxiety and wasn't fond of public events. When DP hit, I stopped caring what people thought of me. I decided that since I was dissociated and that I felt numb, I might as well try to associate myself with others, and be more social, because why not. As the months passed by, being social is what helped me cope. This new found social ability allowed me to forget about my DP and focus on the present. Unfortunately when I was alone, I'd get lost in my thoughts and DP would return. Nowadays I'm extremely social, and my DP is basically nonexistent. I can talk to almost anybody with no problem at all. I'm the most social out of my friend group, and I strive to meet new people everyday. I go to parties, meet girls, organize friend get togethers, and I'm doing better at my job than I have ever been before. It's truly amazing. I feel like DPD made me a different person, as I am able to see all my past fears as nonsense and create a new person that's social and outgoing and whatever I want myself to be.

Well, when I got into DP I started live my life more alone, doing things that I previously was anxious. I was walking wherever I want, even in late hours, I didn't were afraid of other people because outside world was like a haze. I avoided people because every conversation was meaningless to me. I was startinting to view world as meaningless and almost non existent, and wondering about my place in universe. I hate people a little and envy them how they are connected to the world and I'm completely numb.



#21 Flavius

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 07:56 PM

I was religious catholic and I believed in hell for a years and feared that religious concept. After being stuck into this DP for years now, concept of hell is now what happening to me and if there is hell it's here in us during this lifetime.

 

Second, DP made me existentialist philosopher even more. But, now I just want to be like everyone else, here and now.



#22 lost235

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 08:10 PM

One positive that I’ve noticed is that I’m in a way protected from all my bad emotions. Sure dpdr is very very torturing and hard but it keeps me from feeling the thing that triggered it in the first place. I feel myself feeling kind of empty the days the dpdr wears off because I no longer have the “bubble” around me protecting me. It’s like being wrapped in bubble wrap that keeps me from absolutely breaking apart.

#23 leminaseri

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Posted 20 December 2020 - 10:05 PM

One positive that I’ve noticed is that I’m in a way protected from all my bad emotions. Sure dpdr is very very torturing and hard but it keeps me from feeling the thing that triggered it in the first place. I feel myself feeling kind of empty the days the dpdr wears off because I no longer have the “bubble” around me protecting me. It’s like being wrapped in bubble wrap that keeps me from absolutely breaking apart.


i can relate very well



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