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Title: This forum, what I like
Post by: Dyess on April 05, 2015, 12:33:29 AM
This forum is unique and very interesting. Some very intelligent people here on the issues of CPTSD. So why are some of you so knowledgeable on this topic. Years of researching it? How long have you researched it? I have been researching a lot but not to the point of some of you guys. Plus I don't seem to retain what I read anymore :( But anyway, you guys are great thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with others so we can learn, grow and heal.
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: schrödinger's cat on April 05, 2015, 09:57:23 AM
I've been jobless for the past fifteen years. First I lived abroad where I didn't speak the language and so couldn't find a job, then I was retraumatized and my CPTSD flared up big time, then I had kids, then it was too late. I just had no energy at all left for job-hunting. So if I have one thing, it's time. Also, I live in my head too much and I find those topics interesting. Retaining what I read is difficult, so I mostly just do excerpts on the points I want to memorize. Something that I've written down usually stays in my head. VERY time-consuming to do, but I'm nerdy enough to find excerpting a nice and relaxing activity. That might come from being a stay-at-home mother - if you spend your days listening to little people tell you aaaaall about Star Wars or My Little Pony, you're gasping for something brainy to do sooner or later.
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: Whobuddy on April 05, 2015, 01:30:41 PM
Someone postulated that perhaps our wounded brains became rewired in a way that enhanced cerebral, intellectual activity. Yes, I agree, the intelligence on this forum is astounding!

If we weren't so wounded maybe we could rule the world and make it a much better place!
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: Dyess on April 05, 2015, 02:57:28 PM
Cat and Whobuddy, thanks for the responses. You may have a point there. So something good has actually come out of all this? :) I can only speak for myself but I appreciate the time and effort you put into this forum. I'm sure a lot of people have benefited from it and you have touched so many lives. Thank you.
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: Sandals on April 05, 2015, 05:14:18 PM
I agree, Trace, this is an extraordinary place. Not just in terms of intelligence, but also compassion and support. It's unlike any other forum I've been a part of in those aspects. I consider myself fortunate to be a part of this community.
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: Anamiame on April 05, 2015, 05:43:05 PM
Yep.   :yes:
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: Whobuddy on April 05, 2015, 11:14:03 PM
Group Hug!!    :bighug:
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: Kizzie on April 06, 2015, 03:48:34 AM
Yay to the group hug  :thumbup:  and that's a fine idea WhoBuddy about taking over  - no doubt the world would be a more compassionate place  :yes:
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: schrödinger's cat on April 06, 2015, 12:33:49 PM
A compassionate place full of cats and coffee, from what I've seen here so far.  :hug:
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: keepfighting on April 06, 2015, 04:20:29 PM
This is a place where I have heard the magic words:

I understand, I get what you're saying.

Thank you, all of you, for understanding and validating.  :hug:
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: Kizzie on April 07, 2015, 03:01:35 AM
And dawgs, don't forget them!   :bigwink:
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: Jdog on April 07, 2015, 03:30:58 AM
Yes, please don't forget the dogs!  :)
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: schrödinger's cat on April 07, 2015, 08:44:36 AM
Of course, sorry. How could I.  :hug: 
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: Rrecovery on April 07, 2015, 01:47:05 PM
Experiencing the beautiful hearts and minds of the dear souls on this forum - makes me feel proud to have Cptsd  ;D :applause: :hug:
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: Jdog on April 07, 2015, 06:22:12 PM
It gives me reason for hope seeing such sincerity along with earnest desires to help another who may be feeling all alone with the sometimes inexplicable pain we can experience.  It is also a great place to remind myself that I do have choices in terms of how to respond to inner and outer stimuli, and that sometimes it all begins by taking just one positive step, then another.....repeating as necessary!
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: Widdiful Falling on April 12, 2015, 11:20:32 PM
I really like this place because it feels authentic in here. I legitimately feel comfortable. The validation and empathy here mean a lot to me. It's really cool that we're all moving forward together, that taking any pace is acceptable, and that setbacks are treated with compassion, instead of shame.

I also enjoy the good writing that goes on here. My alexithymia has improved by leaps and bounds, just because I've read so many people's descriptions of how they feel.

I also appreciate that our site admin work hard, and keep our safety a priority. It's all too easy to sit back and do nothing when faced with a difficult situation.

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That said, I feel like kind of a newbie when it comes to C-PTSD, but I've been researching PDs since I was 14, and could do online research into what was wrong with me. I can't believe it took me so long to realize that the reason none of the descriptions fit me was because they fit my M. And it took even longer to realize the dangers of self-diagnosis in psychology. But even if it turns out I'm reading the situation wrongly, and I don't have C-PTSD, I feel very connected and heard here.
Title: Re: This forum, what I like
Post by: Kizzie on April 13, 2015, 07:18:05 PM
Hi Widdiful - Great to hear you are finding OOTS authentic and comfortable, and that your alexithyma has improved.   :cheer: