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ive had this pc for 5 years in november i brought it after about a month into my second bout of dp....
i read in the papers at the weekend that a girl had joined a so called suicide website and got drawn into it to the extent that her and a few others made a pact to kill themselves,apart from the upset i felt i also wondered if she had been obsessed or even brainwashed into doing such an act...when do you think its time to say 'thats it enough is enough' and get on with life and stop visiting more self help sites...also on average how long do people carry on visiting this forum (including andys old site)

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Well, I believe that once you've found information on what you need and assurance in a self helf forum, you should cut down and eventually move on. It's something I really have been thinking about with this forum but I also like to stick around and help out. Not to mention I made a few friends here.
 
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I think its time to leave when you feel that you are better and sure with yourself and don't need any insight/guidance/help in whatever form it may be.

And ive made a few friends on here myself, but I mostly talk to them outside of these forums.
 

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hmmmmm I have been thinking about this as well. There are people here I care very much for, and I do need the support..... but I wonder if reading symptoms on here and talking to others so much about dp makes us more concious of what we are going through and keeps us stuck. It is something to think about. :wink:
 

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I would still be here if I recovered.

Share my experience and try my best to help and assure others.
 

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Would'nt be here as much though, I'd try to get back some of my life that I have lost.
 

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thats what i was worried about the fact that i question are we fueling the fire by constantly reseaching this illness,i myself dont visit as much as i used to,i recall logging onto andys old site and reading every piece of information but i too am stuck in a position where i do try my best to offer reassurance to others as i feel reasurance can be the main thing that gets us through the day...when i first had dp (1991) i had a close friend that had the same sort of problem (didnt know what it was then) and he got me through it in about 2 years by offering help and advice...sometimes i feel it would be nice to have another person with me on a daily basis to give me the balls to get stronger
 
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Leaving the forum is much easier said than done (especially when you have a PC with high-speed internet in the convenience of your bedroom). But with the addition of a new school term starting, hopefully I'll be given enough work to pry me away from the computer.

A lot of my DP seems to be senseless obsessing and hypochondria, so yeah, giving the forum the occasional break would be nice in theory.
 

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I see it both ways.... being here can make us worse and keep us constantly thinking about how we feel. However the reasurrance is very important. I don't think it is possible for anyone to understand what this is like unless they have experienced it for themselves, and because of that I have my doubts that any of us recieve the support that we really need outside of this forum.
 

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It's personal preference JC. When I was in the throes of DR/DP, this place was a god-send. However, when people recover, some of them don't want to return to the 'scene of the crash', which is understandable as it might bring the memories of this horror flooding back. Others, like myself, hang around for two reasons. I'm not a hero, and I don't imagine for a moment that this place would fall to pieces without me, but I come here, firstly, because some of these people have simply become dear friends, and secondly because I hate this sickness more than anything else, and I want to help as best I can. Occassionally reading some of the terrible stories makes my guts flicker with panic, but I've got (mostly) control of that.
 

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Hi Martin, JC..

Thought I'd hop in here and have a look.. Yours are the only familiar names I've seen so far.

Not feeling much better myself, but life just moves on regardless...

Andy
 
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