OK, so I got this idea from the Koffee Klatch thread. I'm sure that some members here have had therapy from a psychiatrist, psychologist, or self-help group or better yet a great friend. Some members may feel that they could use some therapy because of events that have occurred in our lives; whether recently or long ago.
It's possible that many of us have learned great coping mechanisms and tools which may be of help to others. Or, it may just be a good thing to air your thoughts and let that be all the therapy you need.
Everything in this thread is private and confidential and should not be shared with others outside of the Fort. It is not and should not be thought of as a replacement for getting medical attention.
I'll start. I was born a twin. A fraternal twin. Since the moment I saw the light of day, or should I say the light of the hospital lights, I have been compared to my twin. And to make it worse, to my older sister as well.
My Mom did the best she could with what she knew. I realize that. But going through life, being dressed the same, having my name mixed up because we were all similar, and being compared to this day has definitely eroded my sense of self. For most of my life, I never felt I had a self. Society compounded the problem; teachers, doctors, friends, strangers.
Finally, I feel like I'm getting to know who I am, what I like and don't like as an individual, and not part of a couple or team. It's been refreshing to say the least! I can't imagine what it would have been like to feel that way since I was born.