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#44675 - 05/10/05 11:56 PM Re: stuffed animals
reality2k4 Offline

Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 6845
Loc: Stuck between water, air, and ...
Hey look whos here;f=38;t=000566

Yeah, I got three bears, and a stuffed terrier,



Whoever stole the Sun, put it back and we'll drop all the charges!

#44676 - 05/11/05 12:05 AM Re: stuffed animals
healing_inside Offline

Registered: 03/28/05
Posts: 2007

My sis gave me a an oversized teddy bear (not real huge though). I fall asleep each night holding it in my arms. I also take with me when I go on trips.

You are not alone.


I can't come to the phone right now, I am out living my life

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#44677 - 05/11/05 12:06 AM Re: stuffed animals
markgreyblue Offline

Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 5400
Loc: Pasadena, CA
i got a bear i bought a few years back -
he is great -


a 2 dollar bear form Ikea - n he i just super -


" not look outside yourself for the leader."
-wisdom of the hopi elders

"...the sign of a true leader is service..." - anonymous

#44678 - 05/11/05 08:40 AM Re: stuffed animals
ShyBear Offline

Registered: 02/08/05
Posts: 149
Loc: The American South
I have a bunch of teddy bears and sometimes when all the shit in my head gets to be too much, I'll curl up with my favorite one and just cry.

If the little boy inside this big ole shy bear likes to have his teddy sometimes, that's ok.

And I'm 49 years old. \:\)

#44679 - 05/11/05 09:12 AM Re: stuffed animals
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Registered: 02/12/03
Posts: 1561
Loc: Pennsylvania
Kev and the "Stuffed Animal Lovers" - I learned from another therapist a long time ago the value of stuffed animals. I have two. #1 is a cuddly, soft rabit who rides in the car with me everywhere I go. #2 is a giant, very soft stuffed Teddy Bear (sitting: two and a half feet high). #2 resides in my ofice and I share him with my kids and teens...and yeah! even my teen guys!!
Glad for those who know the value of these cuddly little treasures!!


If you think you can or you can't - you're right!.......anon
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!.....anon
You're very normal for the abnormal situation you've been through..............S. Todd

#44680 - 05/11/05 01:50 PM Re: stuffed animals
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Guess what mine are! Yep...a Roadrunner and a Coyote \:\) .

I'm 55 years old Kev and I say these things are definitely okay!! You hang on to that Snoopy.


Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

#44681 - 05/11/05 06:59 PM Re: stuffed animals
TJ jeff Offline

Registered: 08/07/04
Posts: 3560
Loc: Northern Wisconsin
Hi Kev,

Yeah, stuffed animals can have a important place in our lives well into adulthood and that should be perfectly fine and should not be laughed at by anyone... (my 88 y/o grandmother still has a couple of stuffed animals on her bed and I deffinately consider her a 'grown up') - I still got a stuffed bear that I've had since I was 4 (Ted)(yeah, I kno - mighty original - but hey!, I was 4 when I named him) - that bear is absolutely priceless to me!!! - that bear was there all of the years that I was going through the abuse - that bear knows every last one of my deepest secrets - that bear has been there through every one of my tears - I no longer sleep with that bear (he's got a bit ragged over the years and I could'nt bear the thought of him fallin appart on me) but he sits on a shelf near the bed where he can still watch over me while I sleep and he still helps me to feel safe - he has a brother bear (love that movie!) that I now sleep with sometimes when I'm hurtin inside (Harry - named after Harry Potter)

Never let anyone make you feel like less of a man cause you still got stuffed animals - it just means that you got feelins (a good heart) and that they are unfeeling/uncareing (no heart) - as I see it the uncareing ones are the ones with the problem! - this world would be a much better place to live in if more people cared more for those around them...

TJ jeff

Who will cry for the little boy? - I will... - Antwone Fisher

Abuse happens in silence/isolation - Recovery happens only when that silence/isolation is broken...

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#44682 - 05/13/05 07:35 PM Re: stuffed animals
Malidin41 Offline

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 140
Loc: Utah
Hey Kev,

I have an orange orangitane that I have had since I was a kid along with a small troll that what do you know I call troll lol, and a small garilla I keep on my bed at all times. I love stuffed animals and I think that they can be a great help in recovery. I believe that they help tramendously in getting in touch with your inner child and comforting that part of yourself. Thats great that you like stuufed animals.

Mother of the kingdom of silence I have obeyed you long enough!!!

#44683 - 05/14/05 07:44 AM Re: stuffed animals
Redsongbird Offline

Registered: 12/01/01
Posts: 209
Yup, I have them too! A Winnie the Pooh, a lion, and just this week a 2 foot high stuffed BATMAN!!!!!

Tobey 8-=)

#44684 - 05/14/05 09:49 AM Re: stuffed animals
demonboi Offline

Registered: 05/14/05
Posts: 228
Loc: East Coast

Every corner, every city
There's a place where life's a little easy
Little Hennessy, laid back and cool
Every hour, cause it's all good
Leave all the stress from the world outside
Every wrong done will be alright
Nothin but peace, love
And street passion, every ghetto needs a thug mansion

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