Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North central Iowa
I always wanted to do group therapy, but in Iowa the mental health stuff is bad.
I would seriously reconsider your relationship. I was in the worst shape of my life when I was dating my ex. I thought he was a lifesaver, a security blanket for me. I just read my diary last night. He never treated me right. He always played on my insecurities and tried to make himself better than me. I felt so much better when I dumped him. Plus, I learned that I could be independent and not lean on a guy for support.
Counseling has helped me immensely. I had to go through a couple of counselors before I found one that worked, but the one I go to now is amazing. She has helped me be so much more confident and to believe in myself, which I believe is a lot of the struggle. I also, with patience, found the right medications that help even out my emotions and mood swings. I suffered all through high school. I'm now a sophomore in college, and I'm finally enjoying life. It's such a great feeling. :) I no longer feel trapped or scared every single night. I can do things with confidence and look forward to a future. It's just amazing!