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Checking Out / Re: Still alive
« on: August 02, 2017, 02:46:35 AM »
Thanks, you all, and great to hear from you. :)


Checking Out / Still alive
« on: July 30, 2017, 07:57:11 PM »
Hi, just wanted to say that I am still alive.

Sorry that i am so bad at checking out when I'm not going to post for a while. Lately, I have been dealing with some things that feel too off-topic to post about here. But I think about you all regularly, and it remains a source of comfort that this place exists.


Recovery Journals / Re: 3R's Path of Recovery
« on: May 28, 2017, 12:53:26 AM »

General Discussion / Re: HELP me please EMOTIONAL Flashback!!??
« on: May 27, 2017, 10:12:44 PM »
I usually find this helpful:

Also, grounding techniques might help:

I'm sorry that you are having such a scary experience. :(

Economic/Social/Political Trauma / Re: poverty
« on: May 27, 2017, 10:03:34 PM »
Thanks, Lingurine.  :hug:

I also want to say that I agree with this 100%:

Poverty is structural violence.

As with all forms of abuse, the victims are blamed.  Which is secondary victimisation and so cruel.

Poverty is indeed a choice, but this choice is not made by the poor. This choice is made by a tiny minority of remarkably privileged people who control our political and economic systems. The poor are then scapegoated so that no one questions the morality of the system that is murdering them. It's the kind of gas-lighting that most abusers do, but it happens at the societal level.

General Discussion / Re: Hello...
« on: May 27, 2017, 05:06:55 PM »
Welcome, TimePassingBy!

Glad you are here. :)

Checking Out / Re: Checking back in and checking out
« on: May 27, 2017, 01:25:28 AM »
I hope you don't feel badly about anything, radical. Nobody can give what they don't have.

So glad to hear that you have a promising situation with a new therapist! That makes me really happy for you, as I remember what you were going through with the last one and it was heartbreaking.

And I think you summed up perfectly what decent therapy looks like.

I'm always grateful for however much you are able to participate. :)

Member Guidelines (PLEASE READ FIRST) / Re: super long posts
« on: May 27, 2017, 01:17:49 AM »
So sometimes what happens is a need to explain thoroughly what I'm trying to say. That very need is an insidious effect of cptsd--if one felt unheard before, that compulsion to explain more fully and/or just vent easily becomes habitual. Spilling one's guts--in person or in print--doesn't fit easily into artificial word limits.

I actually experience this a lot in IRL interactions. And I care what you have to say, woodsgnome!  :yes:

While i'm here, I also want to back up Dee about the need for paragraph breaks. I am not able to read huge blocks of text even if I want to. The site guidelines already ask that people use frequent paragraph breaks, but people don't always know.

That's so sad, Kizzie. :(

Wishing you comfort.


Other / Re: Graduation's over!!
« on: May 27, 2017, 01:02:51 AM »
Congratulations to you both! :)

Economic/Social/Political Trauma / Re: poverty
« on: May 26, 2017, 08:58:04 PM »
I also want to say how sorry I am that so many people know what i am talking about. :(

(Sorry, hard to write lately.)

Economic/Social/Political Trauma / Re: poverty
« on: May 25, 2017, 02:30:23 AM »
Thank you all. <3

Economic/Social/Political Trauma / poverty
« on: May 24, 2017, 03:31:17 AM »
Poverty is traumatic.
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Poverty is traumatic.
Poverty is traumatic.
Poverty is traumatic.

Other / Re: My son's transitions are starting . . .
« on: May 15, 2017, 08:53:00 PM »

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