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2022-01-21 09:42:30

    I don’t know if any of you had the same experience as me, but I tried therapy when I was a teenager living in an abusive household and thought it was a waste of time. Ultimately my biggest problems (dad) were beyond my control and no amount of coping would make them better. Now that I’m an adult with actual control over my life and don’t live with my dad anymore therapy is MUCH more helpful.

    If any of you had bad experiences with therapy when you were younger it may be worth it to try again now.


    THE SAME GOES FOR MEDICATION!! I tried meds as a teenager and they were powerless to help much due to my living situation being horrible. I thought that meant medication didn’t work for me. Now that I’m out of that situation and trying agajn I can really see a difference.


    Such a large part of therapy depends on having some control over your life! Therapy isn’t just talking to someone and they make everything go away. They give you tools to master your problems! And if you can’t use them, they aren’t of any use. And it’s the same for meds! If they let you be more productive or creative but you have no outlet for that, the end result is the same. If your meds help you see the positives but there are no positives to see, you won’t notice the difference.

    Sometimes you get the wrong tools. Sometimes there’s no space to use them. Sometimes the hardware store sucks. Try again with different tools, in different locations, at a new store.


    Also if your parents are part of the problem, they likely will be the one picking your therapist. Which means that, like me, you might end up going to a bunch of Christian “counselors” who recommend prayer and reading your Bible, or other unhelpful types. So therapy not working for you as a teen does not mean it won’t ever work for you.

    Something that isn’t common knowledge that more people should know is that Urinary Tract Infections can cause people to behave unusually, especially those who are older.  Like, if you have an elderly relative and they very suddenly start acting confused or paranoid or agitated or have some sort of stark personality shift, you should help them get tested for a UTI asap, because there’s a decent chance that’s what’s causing the issue and treating it can help them get relief.

    I learned this when I was a social worker, and I saw it happen a couple of times with clients.  I recently advised a co-worker who has been stressed out trying to help her mother, who has been acting strangely, and they found out this was the issue.  So even though it’s really random fact and has nothing to do with my blog, I thought y’all should know. 


    People on twitter are always like 'there's still people on tumblr?'... As if Twitter wasn't full of stolen text posts, gifs and art originally posted here


    They think that they’re doing an archeological dig but really they’re just walking into our houses picking up random stuff and saying “Wow, what a beautiful post! Shame that the people who made it died a long time ago :(((” While we stare at them from our dinner tables


    @transgirl-link this was too fuckin funny to leave in the notes


    What new art would you rather want to see today, a probably legit wizard or two werewolves?


    Okay so this was clearly a mistake. I should have been more clear there.

    I was referring to drawings that already exist. There is already a wizard post and a werewolves post in that queue. I was merely trying to figure out which one should go first. … HOWEVER

    YES they are werezards and YES they are married.