Anonymous asked realsocialskills:Do you think that reassurance-seeking is always a bad thing? Because some of your posts seem to imply it.realsocialskills said:I didn’t realize my posts sounded that way, but I see what you mean now that you point it out.…feliscorvus said:This. Plus there is a kind of mode people can get into (and I know this because I have been there myself) where you feel a deep longing for reassurance, but no amount or type of reassurance actually fixes things or lets you feel okay. Which means that while the problem *looks* like a lack of validation/reassurance, there is probably something different going on. Which makes seeking more and more reassurance essentially like eating more and more ice when you’re anemic.
Yes, that can also happen.
I’m having trouble thinking of examples of problems that can look that way, though.
Do any of y’all know of any?