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    A Turn Away From Dissociation: The Association Thread

    Cheshire Cat O_O
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    A Turn Away From Dissociation: The Association Thread

    Layers! ("Onions have layers, ogres have layers!" - Shrek)
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    The "I just can't today" thread

    I just can't continue my day so I crawled back into bed. Started the day so strong with good coffee, a "lets do this" mindset about work, taking a walk, whipping out emails. Felt really optimistic for a bit there. And then just hit a wall.
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    The "I just can't today" thread

    Thanks @Tinyflame ! It's Bob's Burgers inspired haha I still very much can't, and it's dragging all week. But I keep telling myself it's temporary and that I'll look back someday and think it wasn't too...too bad :)
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    The "I just can't today" thread

    Today I just can't. I can't even bring myself to think about how I'm feeling and share with a loved one or on a supportive forum/thread. It all feels like too much effort. And I simply can't muster up the energy to feel angry or sad or - anything. If anyone else also "Just Can't" today, feel...
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    Recommended Virtual Trauma Therapist?

    Can anyone recommend a good (virtual) PTSD / Trauma therapist? I'm seeing a lot of posts about therapists that make unnecessary blunders, don't listen, or generally aren't the right fit. I'm in this situation myself. I learned (from a different post of mine) that I need to leave my current PTSD...
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    Is my PTSD therapist gas-lighting me into thinking I now have a personality disorder?

    Thanks for explaining this. I feel like I'm being treated as someone who is "simply reluctant to admit" that I have a personality / development disorder. But it truly came out of nowhere. They haven't even tested me for it, and they're treating me as if it's already decided.
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    Is my PTSD therapist gas-lighting me into thinking I now have a personality disorder?

    In short, no. We never made a safety plan or discussed concretely what I should/shouldn't do. Sometimes we touched on my current (unhealthy) coping strategies, and he'd tell me to make sure I take time to myself after an EMDR session. A few times I confided in him about my heightened need for...
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    Is my PTSD therapist gas-lighting me into thinking I now have a personality disorder?

    Really well said! It took a lot to learn this lesson, but I know I won't forget it anytime soon.
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    Is my PTSD therapist gas-lighting me into thinking I now have a personality disorder?

    Thanks so much for saying this. The word "listening" hits me hard. Just having my therapist actually listen and hear me would be a big help. Thanks so much for saying this. It helps a lot. Thanks to everyone's comments and suggestions I'm going to look for a new therapist altogether.
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    Is my PTSD therapist gas-lighting me into thinking I now have a personality disorder?

    Yeah I know what you mean. I didn't want to stay with the therapist, but felt I had to give it a chance. With the therapy team telling me I needed to "trust the process" and that they're highly skilled specialists who knew what they were doing, while I was simultaneously having worse anxiety and...
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    Is my PTSD therapist gas-lighting me into thinking I now have a personality disorder?

    TL;DR - Is it normal that after 5-6 months of no success with EMDR and Imagery Rescripting, they now think I have a personality or development disorder that needs to be tested for? I personally think they're jumping to conclusions, but am open to your input. I was diagnosed with PTSD for...
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    Am I overreacting in my anger towards my EMDR therapist? (Avoidable suicide scare & malpractice)

    TL;DR - I tried to kill myself after EMDR. I think it was completely avoidable if my therapist had listened to my warnings and took basic precaution. I think it's malpractice and I'm very angry. Am I overreacting? I had a suicide scare about 2 months ago. It was after an especially bad...
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    Please help me, I feel like i want to die

    dear ptsd friends, i'm trying really hard to live. and to convince myself to live. but the last few days i really want to die more than ever. i feel like slipping into water and drowning after that initial thrashing, those last moments, i cant stop fantasizing about it. it would have to be a big...
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    Advice on cutting ties with abusive family?

    I'm going through PTSD treatment, and am slowly starting to get a better idea of what "my needs" and "my responsibilities" are, as well as what isn't my duty or responsibility. I'm realizing that so long as I'm in close contact with my family (and my current job), I won't make much progress with...
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    Understanding own needs by seeing an example of a healthy father-daughter relationship

    sounds like the perfect amount of weird 🙂. I'm glad to hear there are others who do this too. We all deserve healthy loving relationships. If we need wholesome tv to help us see what that looks like, so be it.
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    Understanding own needs by seeing an example of a healthy father-daughter relationship

    I was watching the Hormoniums episode of Bob's Burgers, and the discussion between Tina and her dad inspired me in a new way. I wanted to share this in case it helps others to hear/read the dialogue too (especially in the context of "rescripting" or "rewriting" bad memories). Listening to this...
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