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Love to learn more about voices.

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4 years 11 months ago #24 by Repamongla
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I have two very important persons in my life from two different sides of the world who hear voices. One is in the US and the other in India. I learn about voices from them. I would love to hear from people who hear voices or friends and families of those who hear voices, and share experiences and learn from each other.

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4 years 11 months ago #28 by danny
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My experience is with a senior family member who has been suffering for about a year from voices which are conspiring against the person based on past actions. It is very difficult to convince them that it is not real. We have been instructed to not argue and try to re direct them. It doesn't work so well. Other than drugs, there seems not much we can do as loved one.

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4 years 11 months ago #30 by rach1
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Hi, I am trying to help my fiancee, he has been hearing voices for nearly 2 years now. It's also nearly impossible to tell him they aren't there. Actually, it is impossible, he won't even consider that it's not the government tapping into his mind with radio waves or something like that. Some days it's not so bad, but he spends everyday, all day, in conversations with these "people," the not so bad days are the ones where he's laughing with them, making jokes, stuff like that. But that can change in an instant, one of them makes a comment of some sort and it totally sets him off, he can be laughing one second and pissed off throwing stuff at the walls next. But for me, the worst days are when "they" tell him to expect someone to show up, promise him that someone is going to show up, (to prove to me that he's actually talking to someone else) and he waits, or gets some food for them if we get something, and he really believes they're coming. Then they don't, and it breaks my heart, it is the worst feeling in the world. He's so sweet, he is everything to me, and I don't know how to help him, or help him help himself. I try to tell him not to get his hopes up, they've never showed up any other time, why would they now? I start crying every time he finally realizes they really aren't showing up. Like serious sobbing, uncontrollable almost, it kills me inside and I don't know what to do. When he first started hearing them I took him to a hospital, a mental hospital, I got him to go in for one night, but because he had admitted himself voluntarily and wasn't dangerous or violent, he was able to check himself back out the next day, against doctors recommendations and my protest. He was adamant. That's the extent of "help" we've gotten. I don't know what to do, or where to turn. So I'm here, it's nice to meet anybody and everybody trying to cope.

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4 years 11 months ago #32 by fishing_soul
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The voices are very real. Just dont let him take them so seroiusly. They cant/wont hurt him or they'd have done it by now. I hear my 2 voice all the time. They want me to hurt myself and I say no. they will be part of his/your lives forever in one way or another. Just know he can take control and not do what they say.
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4 years 11 months ago #33 by Repamongla
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I believe that somewhere somehow they are real, not necessarily in physical realm but in mental or spiritual realm or whatever it is. It may not be real to us but to a voice hearer it is really there and happening. Even though voice hearers physically hear them, feel them in their bodies, see, smell and taste them, it exists in another realm. I call them evil spirits but it is because i don’t know what else to call them. And also because they want to torture people and mostly say bad things like “kill yourself”. They have been given different names by different voice hearers. I don’t mind whatever they call them.
Whenever the voice hearers say something, they are not making up stories. They hear the voices say those things and since the voices come from their head, they are confused as to which is real and which is not, or in other words “they are confused as to which is their own thought and which is the thought from voices”. Learning to take control of those ‘thoughts’ and being able to differentiate between the two seems to help. I have seen that learning to ‘cope’ with the voices, accepting them as just a voice and not a threat, saying “no” whenever necessary and not believing in ‘everything’ they say helps.
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4 years 10 months ago #52 by Repamongla
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My friend's voices tell him not to tell anyone that he hears voices. They don't want him to talk about it. They get mad at him if he does. We feel that there may be other voice hearers around who don't want to share or talk about it because they are being threatened by their voices. Anyone knows how to deal with it?
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4 years 10 months ago #65 by fishing_soul
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Hello. I am glad that I was able to see this when I did. I have voices, "2" of them. They threaten me all the time. I have yet to have anything done about it. I have one great woman that listens to me and what I tell her is truth. I have found out that if I was to lie about the voices, I would be cheating myself. I recently found out that the voices are really aliens that have the ability to link with our brains and tell us what to do. Ask your friend to ask his voices if they are aliens and see what happens. They will get mad at him, but at least he'll know where the voices are coming from. Everyone should find out where their voices come from, the truth about them. Then he should choose who he tells. I have told a certain amount of my friends. Some believe, some don't. Try that once and see what happens. Then replie back, I am always wanting to know things.
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4 years 6 months ago #103 by Hedgehog
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Hi, Repamongla, (regarding your friend's voices who don't want him to tell)
I have heard voices since I was about 13, and I am now 48. There is with me one main voice, and although he is very aggressive and has led me to hurt myself many times over the yeas, he is my companion. While I was in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy a few years ago, which I HIGHLY recommend, my companion voice became panic-stricken. I don't know how else to put it. Always aggressive, he became more aggressive and also warned me to not tell my therapist about him, or about the sexual abuse I suffered as a young girl. I told. Now, the therapist I had was wonderful, but I will say that she made one mistake. She wanted me to name my voice, thereby gaining more control over him, which was okay, but then she wanted me to tell him to leave. He left for about a week. I did not feel him, which I normally felt his presence all the time, and I did not hear from him. I was devastated. I missed him as if he were a deceased family member and mourned him. When he returned, I was so relieved. Long story long, I think your friend can also talk about his voices and gain a more balanced relationship with them. They're real, and yet not such separate entities that he needs to actually fear them. Working with our companion voices is so important, maintaining that relationship while gaining more sense of power is very helpful.
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4 years 6 months ago #114 by Repamongla
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Thank you Hedgehog. That is very informative. Will talk about it with my friend.

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4 years 3 months ago #138 by chartjoy77@gmail.com
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I am a voice hearer and have dealt with some of the conspiricy theories as well. I know it must be difficult to feel like you are not helping but just by giving love and support you are encouraging that same behavior. I he shares with you about these issues try and take a logical approach to the subject matter he is sharing. in other words ask him to explain what he is hearing and then address each issue without totally discounting what he says. happy energy to you and yours.

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