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    Removing myself from family bonds, but not having anyone to turn to.

    When a work friend of mine was losing her mother to cancer, I knew that she had burned through her PTO in having to care for her mother and was getting by on miniscule paychecks. When she told me this, I brought a meal back for her after I returned from my lunch break. When I would see her at...
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    Are we ever able to suggest social get-togethers?

    Hello again, I live in Metro Atlanta, GA. I feel so alone most days, even though I am married with two beautiful daughters. My husband would love to think that he is supportive, but he is only to a point. He wants to move back to CA and I would rather live on Saturn. His family of origin is...
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    Removing myself from family bonds, but not having anyone to turn to.

    Good Morning, A few days ago, I posted about my dad dying and having his funeral to attend. I wrote to you all about my place (or lack thereof) in my family of origin and how I am struggling with how to practice self-preservation while still properly honoring my dad. The funeral is this...
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    Cut my sister (childhood abuser) off…feeling shaky

    Welcome to this forum. I could say something as simple as "I'm sorry you went through all of that", but in truth, I couldn't even begin to know what "all that" entailed. I will say that your little brother is a diamond for you. Foster that relationship as best as you can. I am sure that...
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    Need help coping with dysfunctional family relationships following dad's death

    Thank you. I think leaving before my flight out on Tuesday would be considered war to my siblings. You know, it's so sad. I have memories of my brother being dragged across the floor by his hair by our mother and another memory of our dad grabbing him by the back of his head and holding his...
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    Need help coping with dysfunctional family relationships following dad's death

    Thank you Rachel. Your advice is spot on. I started seeing an EMDR therapist last month. My Dad would want me to "just smile and wave....just smile and wave." Many years ago, when my maternal grandmother was on one of her war paths towards me, and lacerating anyone important to me that...
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    Need help coping with dysfunctional family relationships following dad's death

    Hey All, I really need help from you folks. I joined this forum because of the complex trauma I experienced growing up in my family of origin where there was such an unfair portion of shit that I had to experience where my two siblings just did not, or even if they did, are not willing to ever...
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    Ayahuasca Retreat?

    Hello, Have any of you tried Ayahuasca? I have started doing some research on it and the reviews are very mixed. Some reviews state that taking Ayahuasca has enabled people to rid themselves of years and years of painful memories while other reviews state that Ayahuasca caused them to have...
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    Other Interpersonal relationships completely broken.

    Well, first of all, I will echo each of the responses you have gotten thus far. The truth is that you have survived a nightmare of epic proportions. I'm sure others have mentioned this and perhaps you know of it already, but have you ever tried EMDR? I would love to hear back from you about...
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    Anyone try Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy? Or EMDR?

    Hey All, I'm new to this forum. I have a history of having experienced some awful emotional and mental abuse during my childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. It has caused me to hang on to things that I would much rather successfully process and not have them hang around in my...
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