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Therapy / Re: Emdr not clinically indicated for cptsd?
« Last post by mikenoodle on Today at 02:15:12 AM »
imprinting is the act of bonding that takes place at life's earliest stages. The dictionary definition is the recognition of a parent or some other object of habitual trust
Introductory Post / Re: New Here
« Last post by mikenoodle on Today at 02:02:41 AM »
Welcome. I hope that you find peace in your life. I am really glad that you found this forum. You will find acceptance and support here. This is a good place to express yourself because other people here actually get it. I have never found anyplace like it..
Recovery Journals / Re: Jazzy's Journal
« Last post by Jazzy on Today at 01:26:01 AM »
So, talked to my youngest sister today. She came over for dinner, which was nice. She's really understanding about everything. She has a lot of the same feelings and reactions about M, and agrees with my analysis of the problems. Unfortunately, she couldn't make any suggestion about what to do about M and the contact situation. She's especially afraid about M putting herself back in the hospital, which is understandable, as last time it happened was when S said she needed a couple months break from M.

We talked quite a bit, but of particular interest was how much we have been conditioned to keep on taking abuse, and never talk about the truth. S feels particularly upset about how badly her education suffered. I think it was worse for her. At least I had kindergarten and grade 1 in school, she did not. She makes a good point wondering how no one put a stop to this. Children being kept out of school, and being made to work to help pay the bills should not be tolerated these days.

She did say that we should talk with eldest sister together, and see if we can come up with any plan. She warned me that S2 is very bitter about her childhood, and will probably vent a lot. I really can't blame her for that. I've never really talked to S2 about childhood or CPTSD or anything of that nature, so I'm a bit guarded. I don't know the details, but I know she took the worst of it after I was out of the household.

Anyway, a lot more was said, but I think that's enough writing for now. I'm having a bit of a hard time posting... need to digest some of this conversation I think.
Having an Exceptionally Difficult Day / Re: Had to take a day
« Last post by Jazzy on Today at 01:10:10 AM »
Sorry to hear you're having such a rough day. As Blueberry said, its very understandable how you feel. It is okay to take a day though, sometimes its the best thing you can do for yourself, and those around you. Hope you're feeling better soon. Take care! :)
General Discussion / Re: therapy vs. family
« Last post by Jazzy on Today at 01:06:43 AM »
Sounds horrible zeekoctane, sorry to hear this is going on. Its so hard when you can't even speak up. Hopefully you two can work something out.

When I was in a similar situation, I had a  printout that I could show, which said that I was too triggered to speak. At least that way, the other person had an idea what was going on, and didn't feel ignored. I can't help but think that other person should have had a lot more compassion though.

Anyway, all the best as you go through this. Take care! :)
General Discussion / Re: therapy vs. family
« Last post by zeekoctane on Today at 12:47:50 AM »
I do not really know. His tone when he says stuff like that is a trigger for me, so I just stop talking and stare blankly, which annoys him. I have been working hard at trying to talk to him but these things set me so far back. I just don't know.
Recovery Journals / Re: Taking those concrete beneficial steps
« Last post by sanmagic7 on October 21, 2019, 10:55:27 PM »
bullies suck - sorry you have to go thru this one more time, sweetie.  love and hugs! :hug: :hug:
Recovery Journals / Re: ch. 6 - beyond the past
« Last post by sanmagic7 on October 21, 2019, 10:53:23 PM »
*chuckle* thanks so much, blueberry!  it really does feel like that inside me!
Recovery Journals / Re: Sceal's third journal
« Last post by sanmagic7 on October 21, 2019, 10:52:41 PM »
i'm so proud of you, sweetie!   :woohoo:  way to go! :yahoo: i hope you're enjoying that feeling while you can.  what a great thing for you to experience!  love and hugs  :hug: :hug:
Friends / Info/Resources
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