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Sufferer This is the first support group I’ve tried…

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Welcome!

I hope you like it here. I’ve found a lot of support here over the last few years (even though I sometimes post variations of the same problem repeatedly, lol. People are patient with me.)

I hope you find this to be a supportive place. One thing that I actually like (love?) is that people will be honest, even though it can sometimes sting. This is why I sometimes don’t respond right away (or at all), as I am still trying to practice not being so reactive and just taking in what is said to me (just in case you think I’m ignoring you, I assure you I am not, as I do check my alerts and read responses). I’ve been on other sites (ahem the one with the “subs”) and I got banned for saying to someone that it sounds like they need extra support as 2X a week therapy wasn’t helping them enough so maybe they should look into a day program. The sub ban was for “giving medical advice” I kid you not. I don’t know how anyone gets any real help over there, lol. At least here it’s small enough that you can get to know people a bit and recognize user names.

Anyway, I hope you are able to find support here. Oh, and just remember to take what helps and ignore the rest. (I still try to take in things even if I initially think it’s bad advice, because sometimes I just have that reaction to advice that’s actually good.)
Thank you so much 😊
I have seen threads of people being blatantly truthful, and I think it’s refreshing. Obviously when you read it I do have to step back and take it in but I appreciate everyone’s opinion whether it’s nice or constructive criticism or advice. as long as people are respectful with how they present their opinion, then I won’t have an issue and I haven’t seen anybody as of yet be disrespectful.
 
Hi everyone! I really don’t know where to start. This is my first time trying a support group however, I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my whole life. I have ADHD, dyslexia and PTSD. I finally decided to go back to therapy specifically to address my abuse from my ex partner and how PTSD affects my every day life.

My ex is a viloent alcoholic, drug user, and addicted to gambling as well as a narcissist. They really know how to love bomb. He was very mentally and emotionally abusive towards me and towards the end of our relationship it was getting physical. How I left is something I wish I could be more proud of but that’s a story for another day.

I go to a therapist now that specializes in PTSD and how to cope, it’s been hard having to talk about it. I typically avoid talking about any of it, I hate even saying his name.

I am an agoraphobic, I wasn’t always. I do work from home so during the day I really don’t have control over it but I’ve pretty much isolated myself except from my family which is my mom and my dad. I still talk to a few friends but that’s only through phone or text.

I came here looking for understanding or something I’m not quite sure yet what that is. I don’t know, it’s like you can talk to someone and tell them what you’ve been through but I think it’s different when the person’s been through it too so here I am.
Welcome. I only found this place very recently and for me, it is not always that I hear what I need to, sometimes just knowing I can say what I feel to someone who cares that is what I find helpful.

I am glad you found this place. And I hope you feel at peace soon.
 
Welcome. I only found this place very recently and for me, it is not always that I hear what I need to, sometimes just knowing I can say what I feel to someone who cares that is what I find helpful.

I am glad you found this place. And I hope you feel at peace soon.
Thank you for your kind words and I agree with your statement. I hope you find the same things. 🙂
 
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