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    Feeling guilty for blaming deaf parents for their actions

    Hi, I have read your response. I have read both books and continue reading more. I loved both books. I know the responses I have gotten really put me into deep thought about my abuse. There's a part of me that knows what happened was wrong but I think there has been alot of contributing...
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    Feeling guilty for blaming deaf parents for their actions

    Hi, I often wondered if other codas had the same problem as I did. But I guess not. I have often felt as if I was alone in this. I wonder if it's a generational thing. Parents born in the 1927 and 1930. My paternal grandmother and grandfather lived next door but it was chaotic with...
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    Feeling guilty for blaming deaf parents for their actions

    Thank you for your input and your assurances. It is all new to me and I am just trying to sort through it. Peace and Joy! Coda66
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    Nightmares or Night terrors?

    I think they are repressed emotions since it seems to center mostly around fear, anxiety, and feeling lost. Uggg! Hate nightmares!
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    Nightmares or Night terrors?

    There are times when I have nightmares about my childhood home. I dream that I am extremely angry at someone in my home, or I am am scared of something bad happening, or there is someone trying to hurt me. I also have nightmares where I am somewhere and it is dark, scary, I can't find my way...
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    Feeling guilty for blaming deaf parents for their actions

    Truth to what you've said! Amen! Amen! Amen!
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    Feeling guilty for blaming deaf parents for their actions

    Hello Ms. White, Thank you for your insight. I feel better at understanding my conflict with loving and hating. So, I am going to give myself permission to be hurt and angry, because I do feel that. Especially I angry at my father. He is 93 yrs. old with dementia and I am caring for him...
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    Feeling guilty for blaming deaf parents for their actions

    Hello, I have decided to join a peer support group about child abuse. In reading the material and answering questions the one thing that keeps popping up in my head is, " They didn't know better because they were deaf and didn't receive information like they should have. So they went with...
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    Sufferer Understanding Childhood Losses in the Context of Deaf Parents and Siblings

    Hi Arfie, It is confusing as to what I missed. Growing up in my house was for me, with all the responsibilities I had, is what I thought everyone else did too. It's not till I became a teenager that what was happening was not normal. I am grateful to know I am not alone. Take care...
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    Sufferer Understanding Childhood Losses in the Context of Deaf Parents and Siblings

    Hello, Thank you so much for explaining childhood losses. For me not knowing what I was missing was hard for me to explain. I so do appreciate your help and your quick response. I will definitely keep this and also check out the forums.
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    Sufferer Understanding Childhood Losses in the Context of Deaf Parents and Siblings

    I am looking for information regarding a possible list for childhood losses =what? I grew up the oldest hearing child with Deaf parents and siblings. I was given a lot of responsibilities that I was not prepared for. I was abused by my Father physically and emotionally. I was abused...
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    Is it normal to wait for death to finally get some peace? - All day, every day, I’m living every emotion.

    The part of waiting for death for all the pain to be over is a feeling I experience sometimes when I am hurting. But when the pain lessens I look for glimmers in my day. The glimmers of something good. Like my cat Buffy, she brings me joy! A good boom! Hot coffee in the morning. Nature. I know...
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    A Turn Away From Dissociation: The Association Thread

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