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By ME
12/16/2011 11:09:39 PM
Today, I shredded a Christmas Card. This card had a photograph of a family. A certain person in the family appeared to be very attractive to me. I did not want to have to see this picture over & over again, anytime I looked at my Christmas cards. So, I had to shred it. I shredded it for my own good. I know it sounds terrible in a way, but sometimes things are completely normal for others, are huge triggers for others. I didn't want a trigger in my face anytime I walked through the dining room.

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Way to protect yourself!    
"For me it is dances. I don't go to them anymore. What can be so innocent to others is a huge trigger for me. I think it's important to recognize your own personal weaknesses. Well done."
posted at 02:28:36 on December 17, 2011 by Iamstrong
everyone has different triggers    
"And while people have some in common, we each are unique so it would make sense that this would be as well.

I've been struggling with finding my triggers and exactly what I'm going to need to give up. I feel like all the fun things are being sucked out of my life, and I'm going to turn into this really boring person. I'm a girl, but low cut shirts and etc still bother me, because of how women have been portrayed in what I've read - it gets me going in that direction. Not because I struggle with same gender attraction, because I don't very much.

Good for you on getting rid of the card. It's not terrible, if it triggered you it was a good decision."
posted at 11:42:09 on December 17, 2011 by anon16


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