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Guilty

Wed, Jun 25th 2003

I've never seen a psychiatrist before, and never had too. I made some terrible decisions in my life that I now realize cost me the person I love. She is very forgiving but says she cannot put her trust in me for a long time, and maybe never again. I have never felt worse inside, and I feel so alone. I feel like I need her to trust me or I will never again be able to function. I feel so bad about what I did, but so confident that I will never make those decisions again. I can't sleep at night because I always think about what I did, and get angry at myself for making those decisions. Is there anything that will help me get through this guilt, other than her complete trust and forgiveness?

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