Waterbear |
Listener - Supporter 2

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If you're a somewhat older person who feels uncomfortable telling your problems to a 20-year-old, come over and tell them to me! I can't boast the wisdom of the ages, but I am over 40 and have experienced disability and the breakup of an 18-year relationship. I feel a special kinship with people who don't fit in in some way, either with their environments or with what's expected of them.

I'm pro-neurodiversity and pro-size diversity, which means that if you're fat or autistic I think you're just fine the way you are.
Number of Ratings: 13
Number of Reviews: 4
Listens to Over 18
Languages English
Listener Since Apr 17, 2015
Last Active in last 6 months
Gender Non-Binary
Progress Path Step 107
Cheers 11,806
People Helped 44
Chats 201
Group Support Chats 0
Listener Group Chats 1
Forum Posts 14
Forum Upvotes 21
Feedback & Reviews
Was a great first experience. Great listener and has some helpful contributions x
Absolutely great. Amazing listener and helped me with my problems and offered great advice. Best listener on 7 cups of tea in my opinion
He/she was very insightful and and helpful
Just like Doctor
Badges & Awards
Listening Ear Jester of Smiles Eating Disorders Chronic Pain Love Bug Affirmative Reflection Chat & Text Listening Ace Active Listening Loyal Friend Tick Tock Fellow Friend Five Steps Hang 10
Questions Answered
I've been depressed my entire life, what is it like to not be depressed?
September 18th, 2015 4:49am
Do I need to tell people that I'm depressed?
July 5th, 2015 2:06am
At what point should I seek help for how I feel?
June 12th, 2015 2:21am
Is it irresponsible for me to have kids because I have depression?
July 26th, 2015 1:49am
How to get rid of depression?
June 20th, 2015 11:25pm
What's the best way to get over loneliness?
June 25th, 2015 6:01pm
How do I know if I'm sad or depressed?
June 20th, 2015 10:28pm
Will my depression ever end? Does anyone get better and stay better?
July 6th, 2015 6:50pm
Can depression be caused by traumatic events?
July 20th, 2015 12:12am
Is depression generally more revolved around discontent with your past, or your genetic attributes?
August 4th, 2015 12:31am
Why does the whole concept of living have to be so hard on us all?
June 14th, 2015 6:57am
Why does society romanticise Depression?
June 12th, 2015 1:48am
Why do people think that I'm depressed to get attention?
August 4th, 2015 1:45am
What is the point of taking classes to get a degree I will never use?
July 20th, 2015 1:21am
Why do I feel depressed without an apparent reason?
July 20th, 2015 2:03am
How can I stop hating everyone?
June 18th, 2015 3:30am
I have been depressed for so long that I dont remember what are "normal thoughts". What are the difference between normal and depressed thoughts?
July 27th, 2015 6:37pm
Why do I always find a reason to be depressed?
July 20th, 2015 1:09am
How can I improve my concentration?
August 4th, 2015 12:38am
Why do I feel this way if I am privileged and dont really have anything to worry about?
August 3rd, 2015 2:17am
Is my life actually worth it?
August 3rd, 2015 1:14am
Is it normal to think about suicide everyday?
August 4th, 2015 12:47am
Why is my first thought each morning, how much I hate myself?
August 4th, 2015 1:16am
Can I still be depressed if I cycle through short, really high intensity bursts of positive emotion every once in a while?
August 3rd, 2015 12:35am
What do I do, when there is nothing I can do that I enjoy?
August 3rd, 2015 12:44am
How do I stop being jealous of others success?
September 4th, 2015 3:16pm
Will people stop bullying me if I lose weight?
June 14th, 2015 7:16am
What's the difference between bullying and teasing?
July 27th, 2015 12:18am
How can I stop my friends bullying me?
August 4th, 2015 1:26am
What's the best way to make a bully understand how horrible his behaviour is?
May 18th, 2015 2:30am
Why do bullies find it necessary to pick with the quiet folk?
July 14th, 2015 2:10pm
Why is it so hard for adults to understand why teens and children don't involve them when they are being bullied?
July 27th, 2015 6:00pm
Is it normal for older kids to push me around and tell me what to do and make me do stuff for them?
August 27th, 2015 3:04am
I was bullied to the point I got PTSD and severe depression. My parents think it's irrelevant to go to therapy for something that happened four years ago. So what do I do?
August 17th, 2015 1:22am
What can I handle by myself and when should I ask a teacher or principal to step in?
August 3rd, 2015 1:46am
Is it normal for people to be singled out just because they like different things?
June 14th, 2015 6:56am
How can I stop everyone from hating me?
July 27th, 2015 6:12pm
How do I escape bullies?
June 18th, 2015 3:18am
Do you think some people are just inherently cruel, or does everyone always have a chance to change?
August 19th, 2015 6:12am
Is it possible to not realize that you're being bullied at the time? Like you look back years later and realize you were bullied and just accepted it as normal or expected behavior at the time?
July 20th, 2015 12:21am
Why do they even have to bully?
June 12th, 2015 2:24am
How can I make myself get out of bed and go to school knowing nothing has changed and I'll be ridiculed all day?
June 14th, 2015 7:08am
Why do I always get flashbacks of bullying, even though it's been 5-6 years since I was last bullied?
August 3rd, 2015 1:21am
What's the best way to act, when a friend is bullied and does not want you to help?
June 12th, 2015 2:11am
Why can I never be what they want? Is there something wrong with me? Or are my communications with others crossed, and do I need to revise the way I I treat with others?
August 4th, 2015 1:20am
Why is it hard standing up for people that you see are getting bullied?
August 3rd, 2015 2:12am
When should I come out of the closet?
July 27th, 2015 6:10pm
How can I support my friend who is gay?
August 3rd, 2015 2:05am
How do I know if I am transgender?
June 20th, 2015 11:26pm
Will people see me differently because of my sexual orientation?
August 3rd, 2015 2:08am
How can I explain to my friends that me being attracted to girls (without sounding rude or mean) doesn't necesarily mean I like them?
July 20th, 2015 1:06am
Are lesbians less likely to date a bisexual girl?
August 4th, 2015 1:56am
How can I come out to my parents?
July 20th, 2015 1:04am
How can I explain to others my relationship with XXX person is a QPP (queerplatonic partnership)?
May 18th, 2015 12:19am
What can I say to people that tell me that my sexuality can be "cured" or fixed?
July 20th, 2015 12:18am
Just because I am bisexual doesnt mean I want to be with just anyone, how do I make that clear to my friends that tease me?
July 20th, 2015 12:29am
If everyone around you (family, friends, etc.) is hostile towards LGBTQ people, how should you come out? Should you come out at all?
July 20th, 2015 2:26am
Are you born gay or is it society which makes a person gay?
August 3rd, 2015 1:11am
Am I just imagining my attraction/gender identity?
June 14th, 2015 7:01am
I'm most definitely in women and I think I'm a lesbian, however, sex doesn't interest me in the slightest. What's wrong with me?
June 14th, 2015 7:11am
Why do I feel the need to copy a stereotype so that I might get recognized as part of the LGBTQ community?
August 3rd, 2015 1:59am
Does not coming out as bisexual mean that I'm ashamed of it even though I don't think I feel that way?
August 4th, 2015 1:35am
Why can't I just be happy with what I have?
July 27th, 2015 6:05pm
Why is it that people are so stuck on there being just 'female' and 'male'?
May 18th, 2015 12:24am
Why are people so concerned with binary gender?
June 8th, 2015 1:10am
I still love my ex. Should I feel this way?
August 1st, 2015 10:40pm
I still have dreams about my ex, sometimes they're good and sometimes they're bad. What does that mean?
August 3rd, 2015 1:25am
How do I stop feeling that there is something wrong with me, when they break up with me?
August 4th, 2015 1:40am
How do I get myself to stop constantly thinking about them?
August 3rd, 2015 1:37am
What's the best way to cope with family members who will not accept your sexual orientation?
June 14th, 2015 6:48am
How can i better understand what people with disabilities are going through?
July 20th, 2015 12:25am