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On Ask Polly: How Can I Stop Being a Shut In Once and for All?

This is so good. So, so good. LW, once you start talking about these feelings you will start to realize that just about everyone has worked through a dark time like this, and when you can finally open up and share it's really beautiful. You can do it!

And I know that Heather mentioned meds, but I feel the need to share my personal experience, which is that after avoiding medication for years, I finally, tearfully, started taking an SSRI and it has helped immensely. I wish I had been more open-minded years ago. If, like I was, you are already challenging yourself in therapy, running like someone is chasing you 5x per week, eating well, etc, you might want to consider the drugs.

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 12:54 pm 1

On Ask Polly: How Do I Make My Boyfriend Listen?

@thegirlieshow Had to create an account to chime in! The Polly column currently crinkled up in my messenger bag is "I Can't Stop Procrastinating!" Bland title, hidden gem.

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm 0