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    Don't know if this is in the right place so feel free to move it if so. So, tomorrow I'm going to see a shrink about my depression and I was wondering if I should tell her about being abdl. It's such a big part of me even though I've never told anyone and diapers are one of the few things that really relaxes me and makes me feel good. What do you guys think? Should I?

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    There's confidentiality, so there's not too much harm in it I guess. It might also give her/him a better idea about how you tend to cope with stuff. I really don't know though. I don't wanna advice you anything you end up regretting. That's really not my intention. =/ I guess it ultimately depends on whether you feel comfortable with telling someone about it.

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    I was terrified of telling my therapist about being AB/DL, but I'm glad I did. I wanted him to know everything so he had the "full picture" of what makes me me... and not saying anything about wearing diapers seemed like I was missing something out.

    I "came out" to him gradually and posted a few threads as I was doing so and got some great advice. I don't know if you'd find anything interesting here (the last one is more about my personal situation rather than "telling" in general so might not be relevant):

    https://www.adisc.org/forum/mature-t...hrink-how.html
    https://www.adisc.org/forum/mature-t...therapist.html
    https://www.adisc.org/forum/adult-ba...-confused.html

    If tomorrow is the first time you're seeing them, I'd hold off telling them everything straight away. Talk about the major stuff first and see whether you think they're the sort of person who you can trust and respect (and who trusts and respects you).

    Anyway, I wish you the best of luck! I hope it all goes well!


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    Quote Originally Posted by tiny View Post
    If tomorrow is the first time you're seeing them, I'd hold off telling them everything straight away. Talk about the major stuff first and see whether you think they're the sort of person who you can trust and respect (and who trusts and respects you).
    Yes yes yes! I totally agree.

    It's important to remember that psychiatrists and psychologists are people, too, and there's a chance you might stumble upon someone who is a little weird. So it's better to see whether you're on the same "wavelength" before telling them every single bit about you. =)

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    If you feel you can trust the guy, and you been seeing him for a while, then yes, you should tell him, it is part of what makes you, you. He might ask questions about why you do it, or how it make you feel and you should just tell the truth.

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    I honestly don't think any of us can advise you. This should be a decision you should make for yourself. Some therapists work very well with this sort of information, and some don't. Some feel that if it brings you comfort and doesn't harm anyone, then why not. But some may feel that you are avoiding growing up and taking on the responsibilities that well adjusted adults must bare. I don't believe those kinds of therapists understand us very well, and you might be spinning your wheels with someone like that. My psychiatrist thought I would outgrow it, if you can imagine that.

    Only you will have a feeling for your psychiatrist and how she works with you. At the same time, it is an important part of you and how you cope with the world. Give this much thought and then go with your gut.

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    Same as dogboy is saying if they are not open to this after you tell them you have to find some one else go slow feel it out first. Good luck

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    When I was in therapy I told my therapist off the start because my ABDLism was the cause for a lot of stress and sadness in my life and i needed to figure out what to do about it. And i was surprised to find that she had never even heard about it >_> granted after a few sessions i realized my therapist was incredibly unprofessional and tried to baker act me for reasons i dont understand, and she was advocating the contracting of hookers and prostitutes as means of a "solution" >_< i shouldve seen that as a red flag but like an idiot i kept going. Aside from all that though, despite knowing NOTHING of infantilism or ever having heard of such, she didnt seem to care because its not like i was hurting anyone including myself so yeah.

    Be cautious though, try to stay away from people who have never even HEARD of infantilism, i would think a skilled psych would know or would have at least HEARD of it at some point... mine was completely oblivious that such a thing even existed or was even possible >_>

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnd567 View Post
    Don't know if this is in the right place so feel free to move it if so. So, tomorrow I'm going to see a shrink about my depression and I was wondering if I should tell her about being abdl. It's such a big part of me even though I've never told anyone and diapers are one of the few things that really relaxes me and makes me feel good. What do you guys think? Should I?
    speaking as someone who has sought the help of various mental health specialists over the years, I have talked about being AB/DL to a number of people in this context. For me, I have always had to get a feel for that person before I jumped into that subject. What I would say is: I've never had a negative reaction from any professional regarding being AB/DL; I imagine they've heard worse!
    It's hard to know whether you should or shouldn't mention it without knowing why you're seeking therapy and which discipline of therapy you're using; ultimately, it is your decision.

    Good luck, hope it's useful. You'll probably know if/when it is right to share being AB/DL and with whom. Do what's right for you.

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