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    Where Do I Start?

    I want to leave my husband, but I’m terrified. I am so scatterbrained that I don’t even know where to start after I tell him. T says I should start with a conversation with him, but what if he threatens suicide again? How can I find a place to live when my finances are a wreck? 15 years ago...
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    Clenching Teeth: c-PTSD or Anxiety?

    I constantly catch myself clenching my teeth. Does anyone else do this, or is it just another quirk I’m beginning to notice?
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    Happy Holidays

    I hope everyone has blessed holidays, and a wonderful new year 🤗
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    Therapy and Re-enactment - I’m worried

    I’ve been recently diagnosed with cPTSD due to an abusive, narcissistic, schizophrenic father. Unfortunately typical, I married someone who is not exactly like my dad but has similar traits. I’m concerned this will negatively impact my therapy. Has anyone else experienced this? I’m afraid it...
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    Group Hug

    My heart breaks as I troll through the posts and bold, courageous retellings of trauma that should’ve never been. this is my GIANT HUG to those of you that have suffered and are recovering - remain true to yourselves and we’ll get through this 🤗
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    Happy Songs Make Me Sad - Weird?

    November 30, 2020 I often find myself crying at songs that are happy, but I’m having a hard time figuring out why. For example, “Sing” by The Carpenters (definitely shows my age 😂), is supposed to be a fun, feel-good kind of song; however, I have to listen to it a couple of times because I cry...
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    Self-sabotage: Heightened by Abusive/Unhealthy Relationship?

    Up until I suffered a second miscarriage, I was able to continue working at the job I loved and still had a good relationship with my husband; however, the circumstances after that event really messed me up. When I found out I was pregnant a second time, I was elated hoping things would be okay...
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    One Trauma at a Time

    Summer 1977 My three-year-old self trembled like an earthquake. I felt as if my feet were encased in cement. I knew I was in trouble for disobeying, and I hated Daddy’s voice when he was mad. I kept trodding toward the house repeating my apology over and over in my head. “This is dumb. Why...
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    Undiagnosed CPTSD? Childhood Physical and Emotional Abuse and Other Traumas

    I’m a 46 yo female, I’ve been married for 21 years and suffer(ed) emotional neglect from my husband and from a narcissistic father, could never please my critical mother, experienced 2 miscarriages and husband verbally abused (he calls it “tough love”) me after the second miscarriage. move been...