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Chatwee Update

Update - There's been some technical difficulties launching Chatwee onto our website so we will not be moving to Chatwee on Thursday.

As soon as we fix this issue, we'll announce another date for launching. We're really sorry for the delay in Chatwee, thanks so much for your patience.
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Post of The Month (September)

Maisy is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Shaunie,

​I care. I really relate to what you have been experiencing with the house falling apart, and things not getting fixed due to general shame of the state of the house and not knowing where to begin fixing things or who to contact (you don't want to come across rogue tradesmen). Not even having adequate heating and hot water. And clutter. Everywhere. It's horrible to live in such circumstances, I know. It's hard as well when you see everyone else living a 'normal' life and yet being unable to talk about your situation."
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  • I hate who I am

    To tell the truth, I am a compulsive liar and I am wrong. But I feel like I cant help it and live two different lives. the truth and a lie

  • #2
    Welcome to the community, Abbey.

    Those are some strong feelings to be dealing with, particularly the way you describe 'living two different lives'. Like a genuine-self and a disingenuous-self? Sounds like quite the internal battle.

    If you're happy to share, it might help for us to know a bit more about how you feel. In what way do you think you're a compulsive liar and 'wrong'?

    Well done for reaching out - we're here to listen.
    Taking care of yourself takes care of more than just yourself.


    • #3
      thank you for replying.

      ​I lie about how I feel and about my life to my friends. I over exaggerate how happy I am to cover up how I feel. I lie about little things that no one cares about and doesn't even matter so don't know why I do. then I lie about big things and the opposite. like I would lie to services about hearing things for them to help me and feel like I have to over exaggerate for them to take me seriously and to get help. so I can be truthful to my friends how happy I am. and lying feels like second nature and feels safer then telling the complete truth, some days I don't lie at all and just straight up about everything, even about lying but some days I dont


      • #4
        Hey Abbeyy!
        It's really good that you are acknowledging these things about yourself and the fact that you can openly say it too is a very big step to getting better! It's also amazing that some days you're very open about things which just goes to show that you do have the capability! We are always here to talk as Mike said!



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