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    Interesting concept. I must admit I am/was skeptical, but when I thought about it, I kinda realized that I use the /bipolar subreddit in much the same way. I've been through a journey from thinking that "everybody feels this way"(depression and hypomania as a teenager) to "holy fuck I am a freak I must bury this inside" (dealing with depression, hypomania and suicidal ideation as an adult). I suppose a controlled and facilitated group session is somewhat different than a uncontrolled, unfacilitated and random subreddit filled with to a varying degree of stable/unstable people.

    Hm. Thanks for this - it's food for thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiodome View Post
    i'm guessing by that you mean 'go around the circle one at a time, everyone says something'? which i agree with, no-one needs to be pressured into shit. the flip side though is when you have people that want to join in, but would never want to interrupt or speak up if someone else is already talking. i know a couple of people who were quite involved and chatty when it was 7-8 people, but now it's more that double that don't get involved at all (and you can't really turn people away because it's 'full'). so trying to make space for people without dictating who talks and what is talked about is what i'm grappling with.
    Could you hold two meetings back to back, bringing numbers down to 9 or so? Or just lengthen the time slot and make it a "drop in" session where people can come and go?

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    So news.

    They caught the stepdad in Germany. He's been extradited to sweden and is being held in jail. There will be trial soon.

    He's been on the run since 2014/2015 basically so.. I am not sure how to feel about this or what to do, i mean sure glad to finally close a chapter in my book so to say but also oldish wounds and all.

    I dunno if I can even go to the trial (im a witness)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LobbyZ View Post
    So news.

    They caught the stepdad in Germany. He's been extradited to sweden and is being held in jail. There will be trial soon.

    He's been on the run since 2014/2015 basically so.. I am not sure how to feel about this or what to do, i mean sure glad to finally close a chapter in my book so to say but also oldish wounds and all.

    I dunno if I can even go to the trial (im a witness)
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    I missed the context. Link to original post?
    Contract stuff to Seraphina Amaranth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morpheps View Post
    Interesting concept. I must admit I am/was skeptical, but when I thought about it, I kinda realized that I use the /bipolar subreddit in much the same way. I've been through a journey from thinking that "everybody feels this way"(depression and hypomania as a teenager) to "holy fuck I am a freak I must bury this inside" (dealing with depression, hypomania and suicidal ideation as an adult). I suppose a controlled and facilitated group session is somewhat different than a uncontrolled, unfacilitated and random subreddit filled with to a varying degree of stable/unstable people.

    Hm. Thanks for this - it's food for thought.
    That would have been way better than you assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sponk View Post
    I missed the context. Link to original post?
    Don't have it, probably around page 144 or so but tl;dr, stepdad physically and mentally abused the family causing us to move out etc, this has been ongoing since 2014

    He was arrested, especially after kidnapping my brothers, and then let go after initial proceedings but was still suspect, we had already moved to protected areas and all so we were generally safe

    then when the trial was going to happen, the guy fled the country somehow ending up in turkey so the swedish gov't put out an arrest warrant for him and fastforward untill now when he got arrested in germany

    I got the call from the court and i'm called as a witness so yay..
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    OIC. Good that there's a chance that justice will prevail but sucks that you're dragged into it
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    so went to the trial, said my stuff etc

    find out he was let go pending the judgement in 2 weeks
    they havnt learned a single thing

    sigh
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    Idiots.

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    shit, gonna be a crap 2 weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sponk View Post
    shit, gonna be a crap 2 weeks
    More like he'll mostly likely run away to Türkei again, this time without making the mistake of traveling to Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LobbyZ View Post
    so went to the trial, said my stuff etc

    find out he was let go pending the judgement in 2 weeks
    they havnt learned a single thing

    sigh
    Are they actually retarded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LobbyZ View Post
    so went to the trial, said my stuff etc

    find out he was let go pending the judgement in 2 weeks
    they havnt learned a single thing

    sigh
    Are they actually retarded?
    Probably. I mean he has nothing here left in sweden so I dunno where they're keeping him or just dumped h im in the streets but it has made me not want to go out
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