"I can’t remember the first 12 years of my life - What does that mean?" #58

Ask Kati Anything - audience questions for podcast episode 581. I was recently diagnosed with depression by my therapist, but I struggle to tell people about it. When I have tried to tell people close to me, they seem to care but don't really understand what I am going through. When they ask...2. How can you not compare your weight and size when you have a friend with an eating disorder? I do not have one, but hearing the way my friend talks has caused me to become more self-conscious. I still want to keep supporting her and would love...3. I can’t remember the first 12 years of my life, does that mean I have been abused as a child? Or could I have just had a very boring childhood?4. Is it best to work on the ‘original’ trauma to begin with, as opposed to working on its ‘symptoms’ individually i.e. anxiety, depression, eating disorder, OCD, PTSD etc in the hope that this will hopefully improve all? 5. Happy Thursday! Do triggers only work when you are in a bad mental headspace? Sometimes I can be around my triggers and be Ok and there are other times when I'm anxious to be around them. 6. How do you know when a relationship is beyond repair. What if you're prone to projection and so you don't know if you're thinking that this person is toxic or not...7. I hope you're doing great. I wanted to ask, do you think talking to a therapist about all the details of the abuse I suffered for 3 years, would help me get over it, or make peace with it. I've never really talked in detail, about the abuse I sustained, with anybody, mostly because...8. I haven’t talked to my parents for 2 and a half years because of the trauma that they caused me in my childhood such as emotional abuse and neglect. My sister's wedding is in a few months and I will have to see them there. I’m very nervous about it and I don’t know what...9. How to prepare for the death of a terminally ill loved one?10. I'm asking for a friend who's worried for her privacy: "What is considered incest? Is getting harassed as an adult by your own father so?  I'm 24 and I've been back at my parents' due to covid crisis. The other day I was chilling on a couch watching TV as my father entered the room and started...---Video version or episodeshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwOrdering Kati's bookAre u ok?  http://bit.ly/2s0mULyKati's Amazon Suggestions: https://www.amazon.com/shop/katimortonONLINE THERAPYI do not currently offer online therapy.  BetterHelp can connect you with a licensed, online counselor, please visit: https://tryonlinetherapy.com/katimortonI receive commissions on referrals to BetterHelp. I only recommend services I know and trust.PATREONDo you want to help me support the creation of mental health videos? https://www.katimorton.com/kati-morton-patreon/Opinions That Don't Matter! (2nd podcast)video: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs58xfxPpjVARRuwjH8usfwaudio: https://opionstdm.buzzsprout.com/BUSINESS EMAILlinnea@toneymedia.comMAILPO Box #665 1223 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403PLEASE READIf you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call a local emergency telephone number or go immediately to the nearest emer

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