a tentative Hi from a newbie

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KiwiGirl72

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a tentative Hi from a newbie
« on: September 09, 2019, 07:03:37 AM »
Hi,
my name is Dee, and I have C-PTSD from childhood, from a mother who behaved in a heavily narcissistic fashion.  (As this sort of person is highly unlikely to seek a diagnosis, nor be truthful even if they went to therapy, I'm left to "couch-diagnose" my mother as having NPD.  The covert/vulnerable sort.  She fits the DSM criteria with flying colours.  The diagnosis was first put forward by my psychotherapist 20 years ago, when I came to her struggling with my own problems.) 

I'm here to connect (hopefully) with folk who may understand, CPTSD as I'm finding it really hard to put myself forward or let people in.  Struggling to move forward since leaving an abusive relationship. struggling to regain back my voice, health, life, & friends.

Thanks for reading.  :)

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Snowdrop

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Re: a tentative Hi from a newbie
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 07:23:00 AM »
Hi Dee! :wave: Pleased to meet you. You'll find lots of kind people here who understand what you're going through.

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Re: a tentative Hi from a newbie
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 10:55:45 AM »
Hello! Glad you've found us.  :wave:

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Blueberry

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Re: a tentative Hi from a newbie
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2019, 12:46:50 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forum :heythere:

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notalone

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Re: a tentative Hi from a newbie
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2019, 04:52:47 PM »
Welcome.  :heythere:

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Anjulie

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Re: a tentative Hi from a newbie
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2019, 01:44:10 PM »
Hello,
welcome here.  :wave:

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Kizzie

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Re: a tentative Hi from a newbie
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2019, 03:22:42 PM »
Hi and welcome Dee  :heythere:  I'm the child of covert NPD family too (my M especially). Congrats on finding your way here and taking the risk of posting, it's a positive step toward reclaiming your voice  :applause:

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Re: a tentative Hi from a newbie
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2019, 07:06:40 PM »
Welcome Dee! I hope you’re able to find what you’re looking for here. Everyone seems really great.  :heythere:
« Last Edit: September 11, 2019, 07:08:16 PM by SeekFreedom »

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Re: a tentative Hi from a newbie
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2019, 07:16:44 PM »
Hi, Dee, and welcome to the forum! :heythere: