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Emotional attachments to people other than family

Posted by @grammybear, Feb 25, 2012

Throughout my life going way back as a child I have become emotionally attached to people that makes no real sense to me. I have had a normal married life & raised 3 children who are absolutely normal. I have been depressed at many times of my life & take a mild dose of sertraline. I do not have any close friends, but am close to my children & husband. He has never known my feelings for others. When these feelings have occurred I seem to become obsessed for awhile, but then when I can physically can distance myself from this person I usually can gradually stop the obsession. The problem is that I have wasted so much time & energy during these episodes that I hate myself and feel Embarrassed for having these crazy feelings. I don’t want this to happen again. Please help.



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Posted by @roxie43, Mar 20, 2012

You sound lonely as if having a social life would benefit you. Are you letting your provider know about your concerns? There’s nothing to be ashamed of, the shame would be in admitting something is bothering you to people other than the the professional who can help you explore the reasons behind these attachments/obsessions.
No one is perfect dear.

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