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Old 11-29-2017, 02:10 PM   #226
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Re: krunic tries to suffer less

Hey, mate! I'm really wondering why do you still live with your parents? I mean it seems like a no-brainer call to move out of them, and you don't even have it on your long-term-goal list.
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:05 PM   #227
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Re: krunic tries to suffer less

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Hey, mate! I'm really wondering why do you still live with your parents? I mean it seems like a no-brainer call to move out of them, and you don't even have it on your long-term-goal list.
I know, it's just anxiety, and thinking about the effort required to move all my stuff is overwhelming.

I actually have been looking at apartments on craigslist and the zillow app the last few days. I have a friend who offered to help me move a few weeks ago, so I have some more confidence about it now.
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:26 AM   #228
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Re: krunic tries to suffer less

Your case with parents reminds me a famous metaphor. You know, a frog and a boil. If you'll try to put a frog into a boiling water it will jump away immediately. Or, put the frog in water, then heat the water gradually and the frog will be boiled alive without making any efforts to escape.

If I were you, I would have left the house holding a single bag right after I got enough money to pay 2 months of rent. Without breaking your relationship, because you'll have lots of regrets about it. I would have said to my parents that I'll be away for a week or two as for start because I don't want to have the door clothed. You know, your parent's house is opened for you forever. I would prefer not having the pressure on me just in case something gone wrong. I can remember lots of mates who were suffering from hunger without a roof over their heads not willing to come back home broken. Yes, I was hanging around with homeless people a couple of months ;-). And I had issues with my parents too, most of people had.

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Old 12-01-2017, 11:40 AM   #229
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Re: krunic tries to suffer less

Sorry if I got it all wrong or sound somehow dominant. I don't feel any superposition or something, it's just me not being that kind of sweet person and lots of memories related to my own experience. I'm still really kind deep inside.
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:31 PM   #230
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I'm enjoying reading about your progress here and in a couple of other threads, and I agree with your strategy of taking small manageable steps that challenge your comfort zone without seeming overwhelming. Remember the adage: a frog placed in a pot of water that is gradually heated will eventually jump out, since thermoregulation by changing location is a fundamentally necessary survival strategy for frogs and other ectotherms. I also thought your account of assertiveness was A+.
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