Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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I’ve been in therapy before- my last therapist I was with for ten years (I have complex PTSD). She retired in Fe. 2013 and- well, my experiences since then have been- not good.

I’m seeing someone now, but she’s really only an interim person, not someone I can work with deeply at all, or long term. It’s hard to find anyone who takes my insurance (govt.) or has trauma specialities, especially the two combined. But I have an initial/interview appt. with someone for the seventh, so we’ll see how that goes… 5 months ago

strangelings 5 months ago

SophieALF 6 months ago


I do want to do this but i’m chicken and I want to get a job first. I had a bad day yesterday and my mood was pretty low. I am stuck within a story i’d like to escape from or move through and I need a hand in doing that. There’s a therapist I saw on TV whose nature I like but I can’t find any info on him at all.

Found him! He has a practice with others but it’s in a pricey part of town. 7 months ago

somekindofalchemistI've been avoiding this

When I get a job i’ll get one. I am not a big talker at all. I can write loads but I can barely string a sentence together. I’m worried it’ll be like the Oprah Winfrey effect and i’ll start crying randomly for no reason. I would just like to find some confidence and to one day feel comfortable in my own skin. Maybe not feel inferior. I feel it’s a very mature step. There is only so much a self-help book can do. My only worry is finding a good therapist because in the UK this is not a typical thing to do. 7 months ago

somekindofalchemist 7 months ago

Take_Two 8 months ago

kurkulis 8 years ago


Yesterday, I saw my therapist. Getting to her clinic was hell. I was stuck in traffic, got lost, got mixed up with one-way streets, couldn’t find a parking slot.. then my car started breaking down (at which point I followed suit). Was in tears when I reached the clinic a half-hour late and I couldn’t stop crying. Gawd. Was a very good session.

Today, I saw pill doctor. Prescribed the usual. So comforting to have something to cut anxiety. Was without rivotril since early December. Must take mood stabilizers religiously for the next two weeks. They’re making me fat so it would be a good idea to cut down on snacking and my salty, oily comfort food. So simple in theory… 10 months ago

Anjaaa 10 months ago

gyp1lady 11 months ago

partywithmefriday 5 years ago

fairevraiEenie Meenie Minie Moe...

I’m at a loss for how to go about researching/finding a potential therapist. Web search results seem so overwhelming and… sketchy? Is this process just total trial and error? 13 months ago

fairevraiAt least for one session.

Five years ago, a fruitless search for a therapist I liked turned me off the entire idea completely.

I’m willing to give it another honest try. 14 months ago

fairevrai 14 months ago

Effy_17 oct

iv’e gone again, feeling great _14 months ago

Effy_ 16 months ago

amandaaml 14 months ago


4 years ago i’ve been to this therapist about anger management, after only a few sessions i was aparently good to go. Problem almost fixed, i could see a real change.

My life has been going down even if it doesnt seem like it from the exterior, it’s probably some inner struggles that im dealing with. So now i need to go with the following issue:

If i have everything i would need to be happy, why doesnt anything make me happy?

I have beat most of my depression: i am not crying, i am sleeping during the night, eating meals at certain times, working out every once in a while, relax (read and watch movies), but does being lonely have such an impact on happiness? Not having a boyfriend, or friends or family really impact my oportunity to be happy?

To be discovered on tuesday… 14 months ago

sparrowlion 15 months ago

sparrowlionI went!

I went, and I am glad I did. I was afraid I would have to pay the no-show fee, and I ended up having to… but it wasn’t too bad. And I got a lot out of it. =) 15 months ago

sparrowlionAppointment Made!

For tomorrow! Kinda anxious. Hope she doesn’t charge me the no-show fee, which is why I ended up not going the last time I made an appointment! EEEK! 15 months ago

BeautifulGarbage91 17 months ago

saucerful 18 months ago

Vera_Iconworking on it again!

Found a new therapist. I really like her and will be going to my 3rd appt on Wed! So far so good!!! 20 months ago

GBlack 21 months ago

Living In God's Exquisite, Miraculous SufficiencyYears

For years in my 20s & 30s, I went to therapy. I haven’t been in about 4 yrs, and have been taken action on what I have been counseled on. Making good progress. 20 months ago

Living In God's Exquisite, Miraculous Sufficiency 20 months ago

colourful soul 22 months ago

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