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Comment author: Alicorn 17 March 2017 01:46:56AM 19 points [-]

If you like this idea but have nothing much to say please comment under this comment so there can be a record of interested parties.

Comment author: erratio 18 March 2017 12:35:14AM 2 points [-]

I would like to do this in either Australia or Canada

Comment author: erratio 01 February 2017 01:57:44AM 2 points [-]

I come here probably a few times a week, almost entirely just for reading or clicking through on particularly interesting links. I always use a desktop.

Comment author: erratio 30 November 2016 04:49:07AM 0 points [-]

Would I be able to tap the LW academic network to get a copy of this paper?

Extreme gratitude in advance.

Comment author: erratio 05 December 2015 03:44:02AM 9 points [-]

2 weeks ago I realised my current job is making me miserable. I've now started doing something about it and have a trial period of a few hours this weekend for a new job.

The forementioned misery was getting projected onto my boyfriend in the form of finding some of his less awesome behaviours incredibly annoying. I eventually realised that I was projecting and had a chat with him involving an apology and a discussion about what the underlying issues are and what we could potentially both do better in the future.

A friend and I have become accountability buddies in the sense of sharing our lists of goals and asking about their progress every now and then.

Have been trying to do the homework set by my therapist, although it's tough going (which of course is the reason it's such a major ugh field in the first place)

Comment author: erratio 05 October 2015 02:26:24AM 1 point [-]

I'm in Eastern Standard Time in North America and have done a ton of volunteer hours at www.7cupsoftea.com, a peer counselling service. I'm very confident in my ability to be a good active listener to other intelligent people as a result of my training there, as well as having access to a lot of techniques from DBT and CBT. Not sure about cost, but for now I assume I have the ability to do it for free. Message me here on LW or at j.runds at gmail

Comment author: erratio 04 September 2015 05:26:28PM 12 points [-]

I found a job. A crappy, low-paying job, but one which will improve my interacting-with-random-people skills and which will give me the financial security to work on my other skills

Comment author: erratio 11 May 2015 03:14:03AM 16 points [-]
  • I finally finished all the work to leave grad school with an MA, and am officially graduated in just over a week's time.

  • I am getting a visa so that I'll be able to move to my boyfriend's country and move in with him. If you're in doubt about how awesome that is, you should see the mountain of bureaucracy I've had to deal with...

Comment author: Dahlen 05 May 2015 04:33:30PM 3 points [-]

Have you discussed this with your doctor?

Comment author: erratio 06 May 2015 07:15:45PM 3 points [-]

Yes. This was done with her blessing and oversight.

Comment author: erratio 05 May 2015 02:46:44PM 4 points [-]

I tried reducing my dose of antidepressant, and discovered that it is doing a lot of work in helping me regulate my emotions and not feel pointlessly terrible all the time.

Comment author: erratio 17 April 2015 02:52:13AM 0 points [-]

My experience is exactly the same as yours. I'm slowly training myself to be able to tolerate alcohol that's slightly less sweet/more concentrated, but it's very slow going.

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