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Negative Validation

Does anyone else feel the need to have positive experiences validated by negative ones. I'm not sure how to explain it. I feel like I don't deserve the good things in my life till something bad happens. Almost like Karma for the good things, I guess. I'm just always waiting for something bad to happen. I'm not sure if this makes sense? Is this an anxiety/depression symptom?

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It sounds a bit like an anxiety symptom to me, the fear that something bad will happen, do you have any other symptoms of anxiety or depression? Do you ever have compulsions that you must go through a certain routine or else something bad will happen?

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Is this an anxiety/depression symptom? Yep

sounds like you are depressed and anxious that the positives in your lives somehow need to be balanced out by the bad for all to be well.

please run to your doctor and work with him to get you the help you need. You shouldn't need to apologize for the good things in your life. You should instead have the bad things that happen to you apologize for even attempting to ruin your day.

Please take back control of your destiny before that 'wormhole' in.your mind gets any bigger than it is now, and you instead begin to turn every positive into a negative just so you can appease the god of anxiety. Lol


Thank you. I've made an appointment with my doctor for next week. I'll be sure to tell her about this.

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Yes Bright Star that is a problem that I deal with and can not understand why I feel this way. I seem to be really depressEd after I have a good time.


It makes perfect since i go thru that everyday soon as i feel half way ok my mind start looking for reasons to think negative its terrible


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