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    Childhood Tattoos and PTSD - Good or bad idea?

    I've always loved the idea of getting a tattoo(s), but part of me worries about the permanence. I would absolutely be very careful in picking out my tattoo artist and think for months before deciding on my tattoo, but I'm curious what other peoples' experiences have been. I'm scared mostly of...
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    Childhood Paternal Trauma and Sexual Arrousal

    Reading some of ya'lls posts about "Body Memories" has helped me feel more validated in my experience. I have childhood trauma that circles around themes of "intrusion," "invasion," "violation." I was homeschooled from kindergarten in a very strict and religious household, and I was the only one...
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    Cutting out a parent

    Does anybody have experience in cutting out a parent or other immediate family member? I'm 27 years old and have recently come to terms with honoring my past tween/teenage promise to herself that if she made it into her adult years, she wouldn't have to have anything to do with the one who made...
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    I am my own mother and father

    Hey all! I just thought you might want to know that I decided from now on, I am buying MYSELF presents for Mother's and Father's day. My father was emotionally abusive and my mother was (and is) emotionally neglectful. So much so, that I grew up having to be my own source of comfort and support...
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    Sufferer Self diagnosed CPTSD survivor just recently seeking professional help

    Nice to meet everyone! I have severe emotional childhood trauma that I have managed to pull myself out of by myself. I am extremely self insightful and have a long history of not confiding in ANYONE, but have recently started to come out to some of my closest relationships. I have sought therapy...
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