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September 20th, 2013, 08:41 AM
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Have you been to counseling? Are you seeing a counselor/therapist now? If so, do you find it helpful. What has your experience been like?

I have had counseling, probably six years of counseling. This was mostly when I was younger. I haven't seen a counselor in years though and really don't want to see one again. I asked my doctor when I first started seeing him if I could just work with him. I have a stable home life and mostly need help managing my moods. I have had a lot of counseling already and just don't feel like I need to talk to anyone about anything. I haven't had the best experience with therapists anyway.
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December 7th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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I did therapy for about 6 years. It helped. My mom used to tell me anyone who was married to my exDH would need therapy. She wasn't really kidding. I only went one year longer than when I left exDH.

But, my life is way more stable now, even without meds, so I don't go to therapy. New DH is the best ever.
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December 9th, 2013, 09:00 AM
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I did therapy for about 6 years. It helped. My mom used to tell me anyone who was married to my exDH would need therapy. She wasn't really kidding. I only went one year longer than when I left exDH.

But, my life is way more stable now, even without meds, so I don't go to therapy. New DH is the best ever.
I think having a supportive partner makes a huge difference. My dh is great.
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December 11th, 2013, 04:02 AM
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I tried counseling for a while but never really took anything away from it. I feel like sometimes I know more than they do based on my OCD research of my condition!

I know the deep breathing tricks, I know WHAT to do - it just comes down to actually implementing it and doing it ... which I still have problems with
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December 12th, 2013, 01:01 AM
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I actually enjoy counseling as long as it's one on one. I can't do the group thing, it seems like it's more of a "my life sucks more than yours does so feel worse for me" kinda thing in group. I no longer have insurance so I haven't done counseling in 3 years. Before that, I'd go about 2x's a month or more to talk and what ever.
Same as Missa_Mae, I know all the breathing techniques and what not...it's just hard to do them when you're freaking out and feel immediate death is coming from anxiety!
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