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To all SP: How do you cope?

by Lsari

I know the word “cope” implies that there is a method in which we can deal with our problems but I am really just asking what is it that you use to help ease the pain of life with?

For me I suppose it would be Anime & Manga, music too of course. There really is no coping though, just small moments of reprieve…


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kontinkatink 10/20/2014 - 6:51 am

Hmmm, but what if those brief moments of some kind of solace, and music is for me, is not enough? What if life’s abuses are too much?

DeathDreamer 10/20/2014 - 7:01 am

Cope huh.. well. The only means of alleviating my pain is listening to music, alcohol and telling myself it will all be over soon enough. Ironically the thought of killing myself is actually my means of coping with life..

Anime you say? I’ve recently watched Death Note.. it’s a good one.

Lsari 10/20/2014 - 8:02 am

I hear you, the thought of suicide is a strong source of resolve.
Death Note is good indeed ^^

AmIStuckNow 10/20/2014 - 7:07 am

Sleep sometimes makes me feel better.

I step out on the veranda and watch the sunset or, if the season is right, the fields of grain blowing in the wind. It makes me think about the beauty in this world, especially when the world can be so ugly.

I eat ice cream.

I drink hot cocoa. Things I’d miss if I were gone.

I think about the hardships that I have overcome, and tell myself that if I hang in there…I can probably overcome this one too.

AnguishedSoul 10/20/2014 - 7:08 am

I wouldn’t really think of it as coping for myself at least, more of a “just helps pass the time until the inevitable happens and I finally succumb to what i probably should have done years ago. But the answer would be music, video games, and a few tv shows i enjoy, also reading.

Hjerteblomst 10/20/2014 - 7:14 am

Temporary happiness, but it all comes to an end quickly. I have had alot of nightmares and some good dreams… I just hate that I wake up from a good dream. One day I made a post the same day i had the dream, demanding to put myself back in it…

Lsari 10/20/2014 - 8:05 am

The happier the dream, the more broken I feel afterwards.
happiness just reminds me how unhappy I am.

kontinkatink 10/20/2014 - 7:20 am

Life’s a balance sheet. if the liabilities far out weigh the assets? Well then like me you know the score.

5 seconds of stendarr 10/20/2014 - 7:37 am

I rewatch the 2014 Super Bowl LOL

aureliusdraco 10/20/2014 - 8:16 am

I watch the big bang theory, HIMYM, game of thrones, chihayafuru, bid windup, fairy tail, alice academy. anime that is simple and funny and full of hopeful characters. They make me feel good inside. And when I’m done with that (the maximum time I take is 3 hours on a really bad day) I sleep for a while.

When I wake, I do my responsibilities. I exercise. I make myself better because at the end of the day, I feel satisfied. When the black plague comes I tell it to stfu and gth.

I cut when it doesn’t but it rarely happens if I do my coping method. I just need to find the time.

I know this doesn’t work with everyone, but this is how I cope.

copelessness 10/20/2014 - 8:31 am

I delude myself for a while with hopes doomed to fail and attempt to distract myself for a while with various stimuli.
I used to work on music, write, and was working on a thing for audio waveform manipulation, but I take no joy in any of that anymore.
None of it is coping really. I don’t feel better. I just feel less worse for a while.
I am copelessness – need I say more…

copelessness 10/20/2014 - 8:46 am

If I cope at all, it is through commiseration being here with you wonderful people or writing emails to the feel people I write to. Of course, all but one no longer responds so that should probably tell me something…

Hjerteblomst 10/20/2014 - 9:30 am


Vertrag 10/20/2014 - 8:46 am

I sleep…a lot, every moment that I can until I have to get up for something or until I’ve slept so much I’m plagued by freaky ass nightmares.

I also listen to music, but then again, my choice in music nowadays has also been rather somber and depressing.

I drink. That helps me sleep and although it generally ends with my having a breakdown, it feels better than holding it all inside.

I watch anime sometimes, but it’s been getting harder and harder to enjoy. I don’t know if I just can’t find the right shows or if I’m losing interest.

I used to watch t.v. shows, but since my selection of them had so many bodies in it, I stopped because I was getting stressed thinking about my own corpse.

I get up and go about my obligations (I’m about to graduate college….if I haven’t already fucked up my chances) to my school which takes up a small portion of the day. And sometimes I volunteer (at a crisis hotline ironically hahahahahha) so that passes time too.
But I find that I hate these methods the most even though they pass the most time because I have to be around happy people and I have to be “happy” too.

But mostly I sleep, drink and come on SP =p

Sorry for the long spiel Lsari, you’ll find I do that. Nice hearin from ya though.

Anunnaki 10/20/2014 - 10:40 am

My way of coping is to get even further depressed. When I feel depressed and suicidal I listen to music that is depressing, listen to music that takes me back to a time or place I wish I could go back to with the sole purpose of upsetting myself, think about suicide non-stop, think about all the ways my life is pathetic, think about how I’ll forever be alone and poor and irrelevant and unsuccessful.

Then I guess I get so emotionally drained I start to feel good for a bit and then the sadness comes back and it’s time to start again.

Anunnaki 10/20/2014 - 10:41 am

Drugs help too.

TheCensoredDream 10/20/2014 - 12:42 pm

Lots of alcohol. And keeping my promise to wait until my expiration date. It is ironic, but i completely understand some of the above comments that suicide it’s what keeps you going. Knowing it comes to an end. Knowing you at least have control over that. As they say in Ranger school, you can stand on your head in a bucket of shit as long as you know it will end.

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