NicoHunter wrote: ↑1 month ago
Um, thanks. But CGL is a coping mechanism. Therefore, it's also used to help relieve stress, and ''real world problems'' Therapy doesn't work for me, and neither do meds. So yeah
It is not
a coping mechanism. Regression is not a form of therapy.
That is misinformation spread around the community to create an excuse as to why Littles are different
. Littles are so by personality, which could have been a born trait or developed without causation. Regressive experiences are not mandatory for a Little’s health or happiness. Please work to educate yourself through accurate means
Just like with any other individual, role playing does not magically cure disorders such as anxiety or depression. Littles are just people. Acting out as a child does not do anything specially magical to resolve issues a Little, or any other person, may face.
If you are ageplaying “to cope” then that is not regression or being a Little. That’s a hobby based around roleplay. You like to roleplay as a child because it’s easy, puts the attention spotlight on you, and is fun to pretend you are someone else. Okay, that’s reasonable, and the fun of it can certainly give you temporary stress relief. That hobby cannot replace therapy or medication no matter how much you want to believe that though. If one therapist or medication had not helped your real anxiety or depression then please seek a new therapist or tell your doctor you may need to try other medications or combinations of them. Regressing, or roleplaying as a child, will not resolve the issues you face. Pretending to be a child for a short while will never cure or resolve mental health conditions.
You are important. You are valuable. I know these sorts of lies going around the community are easy to accept because they give you excuses to dive deeper into more regressive expressions. They give you excuses to be fearful of trying new things or taking on typical responsibility. They give you excuses to attention-seek without guilt. Don’t believe these untrue “reasons” though. They are lies. If you’re a Little then you’re just a person who has a different sort of personality than average. You aren’t going to be held back by it. You can make the same achievements and accomplishments as others. You don’t need to do something different, like “regress”, to be able to survive life. You aren’t weak. You aren’t incapable. You aren’t disabled. You’re just different. Perhaps you can use some more positive reinforcement, encouragement, and support but you don’t have to perform some silly dance of “regressing” to be okay or to make it through the day. If you’re mentally unwell then you need the same sort of treatment everyone else needs. Regressing, ageplay, and roleplay will not cure mental health disorders. You don’t deserve to go through this because some strangers on the internet keep telling you magical regression will eventually make it better. Because it won’t. That’s the truth.