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    How am I supposed to do this?

    Thank you for sharing. This was exactly what I needed today, it touched a part of me that I wasn't expecting and gave me a lot of hope and encouragement. Thank you.
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    Won't call it daddy issues, I just have issues......with my dad.

    Thank you for sharing, knowing that you understand and can relate helps tremendously. I'm not currently in therapy. Ive been putting it off because my living situation has been a bit back and forth with the pandemic and I was waiting until I had a more established place to find a therapist...
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    Won't call it daddy issues, I just have issues......with my dad.

    Today I wonder what it is like to have a father? Watching shows where a father is depicted as caring and compassionate has been unusually hard for me. A pang of longing for that of which I'll never have. My father does exist in my life but we are estranged for very good reason, but sometimes I...
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    Make A Sentence From 6 Random Letters.

    Spice makes uranus do gross emissions AVJRDH
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    Quote Of The Day

    "Sometimes it is simplest tasks that carry the most weight. Sometimes the act of smiling requires every ounce of strength in your body. Sometimes...sometimes is an always, an everlasting hallway of despair. But there is an end and one day when you happen upon the door to the other side of life...
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    Caged: Trapped in a Haze of Confusion

    Lots of feelings that reside inside my mind these days. Mainly I just feel like I am on auto pilot, not really sure why I keep going but I just innately do. My passions, motivations and hobbies have all ceased to exist and even if I can muster up the intent and energy to partake in something...
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    Old habits die hard, when will the self sabotage end?

    So my college classes began on the 24th. I'm only taking 2 classes this semester because it's all that I could mentally handle and it's only been 1 week of classes and I already couldn't go to my first one today. I just had no motivation or desire to get up. Even worse my courses are online! The...
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    How am I supposed to do this?

    No matter how I look at it, no matter what choices I ultimately make, I am not met with a sense of peace. I now fully understand the scope of my childhood and the parents that I did not have and will never have. While I make these choices for the betterment of myself, the future ahead of me is...
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    Readers thread: what or who are you reading right now?

    Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None is one of my all time favorite books! The most recent book I read was Pete Walkers CPTSD: surviving to thriving A book that changed my life: the Journey Within by Radanath Swami
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    Feeling trapped and don't know which way to go

    After reading this I took a deep breath...a deep deep breath of relief. Thank you for not only advocating for my own mental health and growth, but for my Mother's as well. Thank you for showing me the ways in which this will benefit the both of us. Her battle will be tougher than mine, but as...
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    Feeling trapped and don't know which way to go

    Wow thank you so much for sharing. I truly resonated with essentially all of what you said. You hit the nail on the head about the one thing that I think that is what is truly holding me back - the guilt of leaving even though I know it is not my obligation to care for my mother, it was never my...
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    Feeling trapped and don't know which way to go

    The pandemic has been hard on everyone, for me it specifically brought out a lot of emotions and memories and abuse that I had repressed all my life. I am thankful those memories have finally come to fruition however the predicament it leaves me in is one of much confusion. I transferred far...
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    Sufferer Headlocked - Abused By Parents, 23 & Struggling To Know My Purpose In Life

    Thank you so much Anthony. I truly appreciate all of your insights and encouraging words. It has honestly helped me in ways I wasn't anticipating. Just posting on this site has, it's wonderful to know there are other who just understand.
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    Sufferer Headlocked - Abused By Parents, 23 & Struggling To Know My Purpose In Life

    Thank you for your words of kindness. I'm not gone, I made new account so I could finish the introduction in the way I wanted. That is the perfectionist in me that I will one day learn to use to my advantage instead of destruction. I still feel insecure about sharing what I did. It felt like an...
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    Sufferer Headlocked - Abused By Parents, 23 & Struggling To Know My Purpose In Life

    Hello, I discovered this site thanks to the magnificent Pete Walker and his book CPTSD: Surviving to Thriving. **I accidentally posted my introduction before it was finished lol and I couldn't edit it! So here is what I really wanted it to say: It's a bittersweet feeling introducing myself...
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