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  1. posie_riot

    Love

  2. Girl, read over the thread.
  3. posie_riot

    Please believe

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    My Thought For the Day 2/4/18

    R.I.P Maurice White
  5. The problem with those psychological websites is that they don't offer a reasonable solution. Someone could probably argue that falling in love in general and having your heart broken is "unhealthy" But unfortunately, it's a part of life for most people. I'm so glad that finding others you can relate to has helped you and that you're still able to turn to your CO for comfort. You're certainly not alone, and there are a lot more people like us out there who aren't on this site.
  6. I agree with the title change, Audrey. I came here as someone with underlying mental health issues who genuinely fell in love with a celebrity. My CO was not my problem – if anything he was a “solution” of sorts. The true problem was my entire life leading up to me falling for him. I came here because of my inability to deal with certain aspects of his personal life (his love life, of course). I was looking for support from others who were struggling with the same sort of thing. To this day, I’m still barely coping with things I can’t accept about his life. I have all the secondary problems that go along with that – feelings of intense envy, despair, self-loathing. I’ve felt for a long time that I no longer belong on this thread, and I don’t mean that in a please pity me sort of way. It’s just a fact that my issue is a little extreme compared to what the majority of posters are going through now and I no longer feel comfortable fully expressing myself. I have to wonder how many lurkers have been turned off of posting or signing up due to this change that’s been occurring over a long period of time. This is supposed to be a mental health forum where people talk about the mental health-related issues associated with “celebrity obsession”. Describing what we’re doing as “unhealthy” seems inappropriate given that context. For those of us who are in love and/or feel a deep sense of admiration for our COs, it adds an unnecessary stigma and sense of shame to what we’re experiencing. That said, I’ve noticed that for a certain number of people who have discovered this thread – the word ‘unhealthy’ is actually not so inaccurate. Maybe we do need to have two different threads going now, as @Helpme26 suggested.
  7. My heart really goes out to you @sv14. I wish your CO could see and appreciate your dedication to him. It isn't fair, and now he's stuck (for the time being) with a woman who seems to have some ulterior motives. For his sake and yours, I hope he wakes up eventually. I have to state the obvious here. Marriage doesn't mean what it used to mean. Don't think that all is lost and that he's trapped with this (likely ill-suited) woman forever. You asked what I did when I found out about my own CO's marriage. I started telling myself right away that he'll probably get divorced. It doesn't make the current situation any easier, but I'm not going to give up hope that this situation he's in won't last forever. Echoing what others have said...being a full-time carer for your father is an incredibly important and meaningful job. Your father is incredibly lucky to have you to take care of him. What you're doing is amazing You're adding more to the world than most people.
  8. I'm so, so sorry @sv14. The same thing happened to me. My CO married his "friend" a few months ago. I completely understand your devastation and I feel exactly the same way. I'm sending you a million hugs.
  9. posie_riot

    The Cruelest Kind

  10. Disregard what I said. You know your own personal situation better than I do. Believe it or not, I have reached rock bottom over my own CO (you can glance through my posting history if you want, and I'll edit in a link to my first post here...edit:https://www.depressionforums.org/forums/topic/40244-unhealthy-obsession-with-a-celebrity-please-help/?page=284&tab=comments#comment-1296705 ) You say that you have told two therapists about this, but I take it they haven't been able to offer much of a solution? The only thing I can possibly suggest to you is that you continue to seek professional help until someone takes this issue seriously enough to give you a plan. Unfortunately, the awareness and information just isn't out there. No one seems to know what to do about unrequited love, which is what this is.
  11. Hello @Helpme26 I’m in the same boat as far as not being able to collect photos or watch things with my CO in it. It makes me sad too. This wasn’t always the case for me either, but I've been protecting myself for the last year and a half. He’s married with a baby now and I can’t cope with it. Like you, I have an intense fantasy of being with him. I’m not going to tell you that you’re never going to be with this man because it’s not my place to decide that. I’m reaching out to you mostly to offer support because I don’t really have much advice. I think you should go easy on yourself with the word ‘stalking’. Like HopelessRomantic2011 said, you wouldn’t be the first person to intentionally show up somewhere where your crush is in hopes of speaking to him. Your behaviour doesn’t seem overly concerning to me. The only thing that seems concerning is that you’re spending too much money on this pursuit. Start by seeing if you can put off this trip to London for awhile. Don’t tell yourself that you can never go there. Just tell yourself that you can’t quite afford it right now, but maybe one day in the future you’ll have a more convenient opportunity. Try to go with the flow a little bit more. You don’t know what the future has in store for you. I see nothing wrong with writing him a letter. I think he’d probably like that and maybe he would find it charming. But don’t write it if you’re counting on him writing you back or acknowledging you in some other way. He might just not have the time, but I wouldn’t want you to take his silence personally. You’re not a waste of space in this world (if you are, then all 7.6 billion of us are too). You are a somebody…as much of a somebody as your CO I do know what you're saying though, and there might be a little bit of this going on with me too ("I'm a nobody but with him I'd be a somebody."). It doesn’t explain why I’m in love with my CO, but it might explain some of the envy I feel towards his wife.
  12. Keep your heart open to finding the right person for you (you deserve it) You never know when he might come into your life. Maybe when you least expect it. And when he does, you will not regret any time wasted with the wrong men. Until then, enjoy your COs, if that is what brings you happiness. Being in love with a real person who loves you back is a foreign concept for everyone. Seriously. These things don't come with a manual. No one actually knows what they're doing. What's right for others might not be what's right for you. We don't all follow the same path in life. That sucks that things aren't working out with your therapist. I think that's a common experience though. There needs to be compatibility and sometimes it's just not there. Are you considering finding another one?
  13. posie_riot

    In Two Parts

  14. There are so many different types of COs on this thread, so it's tricky to even define exactly what "wishing for harm" even means. Grief caused by a broken heart can make you feel some unbelievable things, as you and I both know. I didn't address anyone in particular in my post. I was just throwing my perspective out there, on my situation. I don't suspect that Sally55 is going through the same thing.
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