A long journey

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Pioneer

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A long journey
« on: September 20, 2020, 05:15:44 AM »
Hi! :) I am excited to join this community and to find people who have experienced a similar journey. I have been dealing with CPTSD symptoms for some time now but only very recently learned what it was. It was really encouraging for me when I discovered that there was an explanation for what I was feeling and dealing with. My parents are both malignant narcissistic abusers, but I grew up thinking I had a "normal, perfect and wonderful life" and it took me until recently (my early 30s) to discover this truth about them.

It was a huge relief for me to discover this truth. My husband and I were able to discern that about my parents with the help of some friends who had been in or seen similar experiences. My parents abusive tendencies became more evident to us when they increased their abuse toward us and our young children. Our lives, health, emotions and safety were falling apart and had been for quite some time. We were able to confront my parents and begin the process of some significant boundaries. A few months ago we moved across the country (we called it "the great escape") to where our family would be safe from their control. We are so grateful to be in a safe place now! And we have begun the process of rebuilding our lives.

The recovery process has been more difficult than we could have imagined. I do believe that recovery is happening though. It's already been really encouraging to read a little bit of the experiences in this forum, and I am eager to learn some more and to find support and affirmation along the way, too. Thank you  :grouphug:

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marta1234

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Re: A long journey
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 10:20:36 AM »
 :heythere: Hi Pioneer, happy you could join us! :)

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OceanStar

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Re: A long journey
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 12:39:02 PM »
Hello and welcome.

I hope you are able to benefit from this site. I certainly have.

 :heythere:

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saylor

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Re: A long journey
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2020, 04:05:27 PM »
Welcome, Pioneer :)

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Hope67

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Re: A long journey
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2020, 05:05:44 PM »
Welcome Pioneer.
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Hope  :)

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Pioneer

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Re: A long journey
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 07:22:42 PM »
Thank you for the warm welcomes!  :)

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woodsgnome

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Re: A long journey
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2020, 11:31:07 PM »
Trudging this path is by its nature very lonely, so it's always comforting to find others who know the territory.

Welcome  :wave:

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Pioneer

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Re: A long journey
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2020, 04:04:01 AM »
It sure is comforting to find others who know the territory! I am discovering that to be very true.

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Re: A long journey
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2020, 07:08:57 PM »
Hello and welcome, Pioneer.

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Three Roses

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Re: A long journey
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2020, 01:46:49 PM »
Welcome!  :wave:

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Re: A long journey
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2020, 02:08:04 AM »
Welcome.  :heythere: