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I was browsing your site, and I realized all these beliefs I had, like thin people don’t feel ashamed of their bodies, why would they the world says they’re beautiful. That I should be thin, or I’ll never get a boyfriend. All these messages have been affecting me subconsciously since, I can’t even remember when it started.
I have to face it, I have a problem with perfectionism. I beat myself up, wondering why I can’t be fit, and tell myself self-defeating things like “Don’t bother trying you’ll only make a fool of yourself.” I have internalized all the messages I’ve gotten from school, society, that I should keep my feelings inside or not even have feelings that I’ve become unable to do things that make me emotionally vulnerable. I’ve been taking my repressed emotions out on everyone. Of course, the anonymity of the internet makes this easier, and more easy to become addicted to.
I guess I really should have a talk with my psychiatrist about this, and of course I have trouble talking to my psychiatrist about this because it makes me emotionally vulnerable. It’s just been all about finding new issues, grudges to hold, to build a wall around myself that convinces me I should fear other people. I have to stop this! Thanks for helping me realize this is something I seriously must work on.