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Nov 05, 2012


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I am DS, a social worker and a writer myself! I deal with depression and/or frustration when writing, and I am also a perfectionist, especially when I write. I've begun telling myself that it cannot be perfect and will not be perfect, because I myself am imperfect. However, it can still be good, and if it's not good, it can get to be good through re-writes, different perspectives, and helpful peers. I'm going to check out this book on your page. Thanks for your thoughts!

Debra Stang

Hi DS,

Thank you for your comment. It sounds like we have a lot in common! I really like the way you've learned to talk yourself out of the perfectionism trap.

Best wishes to you, and keep on writing.


Russell Dill

I am a writer too, and I understand everything you’ve said here. Though I only have a few symptoms of BPD, I do experience my own share of days when I feel low, and I just don’t have the will to get through another day. Sometimes, it would take a nice cool shower to wash away my inexplicable and sudden loneliness. But there are just days when I lose the fight. But that’s life in general – every day is a day to fight and live.

Debra Stang

Hi Russell,

I appreciate your comment. I agree that when you're depressed every day can feel like a fight. It helps me to remember to celebrate the small victories. Even if I don't get everything done that I wanted to, I still pat myself on the back for what I was able to accomplish.

Best wishes,

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