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    How to deal with avoiders when you also can be one

    Thanks for zoning in on your own opinion in order to make yourself feel better. Great job.
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    How to deal with avoiders when you also can be one

    “But if they are an ex, does it really matter?” — Yes, because they are a fellow human who is also healing from PTSD. Again, I know I can’t control anything and also curious if there is a grey to explore that’s not connected to B&W societal messages. I guess my question is also more — how do I...
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    How to deal with avoiders when you also can be one

    Hi All, Like many others with PTSD, I can play the part of the avoider or the person on the other side. One thing that I have felt proud about for the most part, is owning when I know that’s what’s happening. A recent before the recent… a friend of mine caught me saying we can’t be friends...
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    Fear of presence.

    Hi All, This will be free form and based on several thoughts I’ve had over the past year or so. It’s a bit of a vent… I’ve known I had PTSD since I was 19. I had a “big T” at age 11, which I thought shaped a lot of my “stuff”. However, I only semi-recently (maybe three years?) addressed that...
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    How to reconnect with friends when healing?

    Thank you so much, @ruborcoraxxx! I started learning DBT skills during rehab, found them incredibly useful and following up with practicing them slipped my mind. Look forward to getting back into them and again, appreciate the tip. ❤️💫
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    How to reconnect with friends when healing?

    Hi All, I feel like this is more to get future ideas so I can integrate as I continue on my path and also have been wanting some feedback on this due to being a little stumped. My trauma response is dissociation and I’ve also self medicated as a way to feel. With this combo, I’ve had several...
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    Sufferer Needing to be seen/heard while continuing to heal.

    Thank you, everyone. I’m very glad to be here. It also feels good to dip my toe in, and be with others during the continued healing process. @ladee - your response was very helpful in particular, thank you.
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    Sufferer Needing to be seen/heard while continuing to heal.

    Hello All, I am grateful for this place and sending you all love tonight. I’ve had CPTSD for over 30 years and didn’t know it until a few years ago. I did, however, know I had PTSD and assumed it started later than it actually did. My “big T” was when I was 11 (I’m 39 now) and witnessed my...
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