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what to do about built up tension inside

Tue, Dec 18th 2007

Hi, my problem concerns built up tension and how to get rid off it without having to go to a therapist or wether I can\'t do without. Throughout the week, when there is so much to do that I cannot exercise or find at least half an hour for myself, I built up a tension inside and get very edgy. Most of the times when I\'m around people at the weekend I drink too much and have really bad hangovers. But the tension is gone. I studied psychology myself and I\'m a bit critical with just behavioral therapy concerning the alcohol abuse. We had Psychoanalysis and psychologists like Kernberg would improve the structure. I feel a bit like an undiagnosed borderline, although I\'m not the angry aggressive type. So really when I don\'t drink or exercise and find time for myself, this tension builts up and needs to be released. It\'s like an energy that wants to explode out of my body. Is there a possibility of never getting this tension built up? And then how? Especially on busy days when I don\'t find the time I need for myself? thanks a lot in advance Red

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