Blowing up your own spot

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Blowing up your own spot

Post by ed the head » Wed 7th Aug 2019 10:18 am

'Blowing up your own spot' is Bronx vernacular a I'm glad a friend shared with me.

It's typical use would be 'Why you blowing up your own spot?'

Taking actions and/or making decisions that worsen one's own condition is a common enough human condition to warrant creation of this phrase.

In my own life I have two family members afflicted with this condition. Since apathy is apparently not a viable option I have grappled with dealing with this. Fortunately, Bronx vernacular back to the rescue.

'You better check yourself before you wreck yourself'


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Re: Blowing up your own spot

Post by AzLaker » Wed 7th Aug 2019 02:52 pm

ed the head wrote:
Wed 7th Aug 2019 10:18 am
'Blowing up your own spot' is Bronx vernacular a I'm glad a friend shared with me.

It's typical use would be 'Why you blowing up your own spot?'

Taking actions and/or making decisions that worsen one's own condition is a common enough human condition to warrant creation of this phrase.

In my own life I have two family members afflicted with this condition. Since apathy is apparently not a viable option I have grappled with dealing with this. Fortunately, Bronx vernacular back to the rescue.

'You better check yourself before you wreck yourself'
+1 :)

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Re: Blowing up your own spot

Post by ed the head » Mon 12th Aug 2019 07:11 pm

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/ment ... sorder.htm

Do you identify with the following statements?

I often feel “empty.”
My emotions shift very quickly, and I often experience extreme sadness, anger, and anxiety.
I’m constantly afraid that the people I care about will abandon me or leave me.
I would describe most of my romantic relationships as intense, but unstable.
The way I feel about the people in my life can dramatically change from one moment to the next—and I don’t always understand why.
I often do things that I know are dangerous or unhealthy, such as driving recklessly, having unsafe sex, binge drinking, using drugs, or going on spending sprees.
I’ve attempted to hurt myself, engaged in self-harm behaviors such as cutting, or threatened suicide.
When I’m feeling insecure in a relationship, I tend to lash out or make impulsive gestures to keep the other person close
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