I'm sick of not having any privacy

Any suggestions? Tips on how to deal with this?

Yes, you need therapy and meds. I assume that you already on meds though. It’s not about changing the circumstances in which you live. You need to change your view on reality somehow, and I don’t know what else to recommend besides therapy and meds. I really don’t think you are being spied on 24/7 and certainly not by people on the forum.

You need to address your view on circumstances, not the circumstances themselves.

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Thanks for your advice. I am on meds, but haven’t had a therapist for some time. And I agree that changing my circumstances probably wouldn’t help.

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I am sorry that you are still struggling with this. You always have such polite responses to suggestions.

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I’ll tell you what I would want to hear and need to hear: I don’t know you. Probably most people on this forum don’t know you. We have to admit when we have a problem and admit that it is our perspective that is causing us to suffer. Especially when that perspective is out of alignment with reality. It helps to know that you don’t know and be ok with not knowing. That is hard for our egos to do but it is necessary. The first step is to admit that we have an illness. Once we admit that the rest of it makes a lot of sense.

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The way I’ve coped has helped me tremendously, and I’m not on meds. I’ve just given up the idea that privacy is sacred, or necessary. I’ve become something of an exhibitionist. If people want to know every stupid thing about me, fine. What harm does that really do?

Once you truly stop giving a fck, it doesn’t bother you anymore.

Maybe this approach doesn’t work for everyone, but it’s helped me.

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I’ve had to do similar. I’m on meds, but accept I am monitored etc. Don’t really know how to elaborate without being triggering, so apologies for the short answer.

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Thank you!
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@anon44466342 @fractaled @crazydiamond444
Your responses make a lot of sense. I hope I can keep them well enough in mind.

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I like your username.

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Yes I need this too, a change of looking at things, which is quite hard to do.

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if you mean voices, i got lots of them. it is how it is. i dont fight it. we co-exist. they say ‘your father gonna die’, i say ‘so do i’ and i laugh. why not? accept the absurd. it is not bad. note that i dont say it in a hearable sort of way. i do have my fun with my audience. i guess what i means to say is dont fear them. I like Roosevelt’s line: ‘All we have to fear is fear itself’. fear is their fuel actually.

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I know the lack of privacy… but if it is our own mind as people say, then what is to worry?

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I wish I lived alone. I live with my family and we’re 5, used to be 6. I have no lock or privacy in my room. I can’t watch porn for more than 2 min without being interrupted, I am also not comfortable watching it while my brothers or parents are next to my room. My brothers work at home next to my room so they stay a lot at home. Its annoying.

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My brothers and parents also make lots of noise, tv, online video conference for work, talking to their gfs and friends on cellphone all day, etc

@Aziz that sounds tough, I’m sorry.

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I hope you get relief soon from your positive symptoms @cdwithdcs

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Thanks, @Aziz. I hope your future is bright, as well.

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Get a do not disturb sign like at hotels.

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