I have been taking on the AE more and more since D-Day, and I find myself enjoying it. I am not sure if it is me exploring something I thought was unhealthy, but now realize isn't, or if I am trying to escape my reality by dipping into the AE.
*edit: D-Day was 08/01/13
[This message edited by Orbiter at 12:03 AM, August 8th (Thursday)]
However, many of us did everything we could to escape from the pain. Alcohol, drugs, sleep, exercise, self-harm; whatever escape we could find.
Do what you need to do in order to survive, but eventually you'll have to face reality and get through everything. Eventually.
There is help, however. IC (Individual Counseling), short term antidepressant use, friends, SI, etc.
Please remember that your alter ego is an extension of yourself, and you are ultimately responsible for all the actions that are taken, under either identity. And the legal, moral, and ethical consequences.
However if you're talking about your alter ego, your Evile Twin Skippy, who tortures flies and drops to all fours to bark back at dogs, and trolls for babes, then I would not recommend it, KWIM? Healthy escapism, not un-healthy.
D-Day, June 10, 2012
I have been going to IC for stress management since before dday, but my C is not aware of any recent developments. (bi monthly meetings)
I do not know if I should talk about this, or try to push through. Do I embrace my persona for the short term, or think long term?