Many are not fond of complaints and/or don’t appreciate one who seemingly imposes complaints too often….well here on this thread anyone gets to freely and openly complain all they want, bc it’s beneficial to be done when and if need be, it doesn’t impose itself on anyone here, and we simply do not ever have to open this thread if complaining is simply not our style. I happen to find it an outlet and it means for me a lot less worry and complaining to do at home. State it, get it out, perhaps learn something, dismiss it as quickly as possible, and move forward. PTSD sufferer or not, everyone in life get’s buried under a sh’t load of work and accountability. This is a community voice/vent. Are you in need of expressing, just how swamped and with what, you may be in your life on any given day. I know I am. Just what struggles do you (we) face in your (our) daily life, threatening to overflow your cup, perhaps outside of PTSD but still resulting in added daily stress? Being on a life or death undertaking, some of us with both enormous responsibilty and some very desperate needs, and perhaps little to no support system, be it family or otherwise. We sometimes struggle with the willingness to educate ourselves on our most devastating PTSD, expose our trauma, re-evaluate everything and heal. In order to do this, does this mean abandoning our present day realities and life responsibilities, for a constant, uncompromising, straight out assault of this ******* thing with all it’s trauma? Or, does it mean calling out effective principles and qualities such as: Acceptance, Balance, Moderation, Recovery and Practicality, despite our excuses, and in addition to and cooperation with, our Determination and Motivated, desperate efforts to heal? I like what I read here: [DLMURL]http://www.ptsdforum.org/thread279.html[/DLMURL] Originally posted by Anthony “It astounds me more and more each day, more members finding this community, more people reading and getting to trust what happens here before diving into talking. So many affected, with so little scope of the actual significance and impact this disorder is having upon them.” ...so many affected with so little scope, ect. -this is and has been me for way too long. And I like, so much more, which has been said, which I’m reading, learning and experiencing first hand. Another ex. being: “so don't think that everything is going to be dealt with in one week, because your setting yourself up to fail.” ...this remains my faulty thinking, but I'm learning. And, “dealing more proactively with your trauma's, looking into things yourself, applying logic and reason. … the best person to help anyone, is themselves, just need to know how and have the tools in which to do it, being education.” ...presently practicing more and more, with very much to learn and continously working toward acquiring these tools. And, I so appreciate this recognition of need “…you need to allow your mind some space to recover, and constant exposure will not give you that space, ie. if your on this board every day constantly, you are getting no recovery time.” ...presently accepting, learning and relearning this. ** Just so happens that what’s in quotes above, just happens to be Anthony’s words, but we all know any and all of us do and have a great deal to offer ourselves and one another through love and our experience. My personal long-term goal is to turn my chronic and miserable PTSD experience into strength and usefulness and to tap into and have increased the love within me that has far too long been suffocated by hundreds and hundreds of forms of fear. And, to strive in this direction, all for family, myself and others. That’s my goal and I can’t get there alone, and I doubt anyone of us can, and so for as long as this forum exists, I’ll need all of you and I too will be here for you, in whatever ways I can, as much as humanly possible. Sometimes more helpful than others, sometimes quicker than others, and sometimes barely at all, while just able to survive myself, but none-the-less here. As, as long as this forum exists, I’m hoping to utilize it, actively live and apply what I learn here, as well as elsewhere, into my life, and give and receive. Wow! Did I ever go off track from my original intention, that being: • PTSD sufferer or not, everyone in life get’s buried under a sh’t load of work and accountability. This is a community voice/vent. Are you in need of expressing, just how swamped and with what, you may be in your life on any given day. I know I am. Just what struggles do you (we) face in your (our) daily life, threatening to overflow your cup, outside of PTSD but resulting in added daily stress? ......Ps. Note: Want so badly to judge myself on this post, as my 'judge' needs to be put in it's place and my self-esteem needs tremendous work, but haven’t a clue what to conclude, on this. Oh, well, I happen to like it, bc it expresses precisely how I’m thinking and feeling, and yet I also happen to be still quite afraid of my own thoughts and the fun others could have with this post and my embellishment of it all. Oh’ well, what doesn’t kill me will make me stronger.