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  1. Welcome, Photo Jenny. I am pretty new here myself. I am so sorry that you were abused. You deserve good things, a good life, and to feel safe in the world. I hope you will continue to stop by and begin to explore once the feelings of things being overwhelming can subside a little. Please remember that that feeling might not go away quickly, but I think you will find that as you read other people's stories and see that you are not alone, you will feel stronger and more able to begin to face any fears you may have and begin to heal. Blessings to you. Scout
  2. Lonelyprisoner, Yes, my therapist really is that caring and wonderful. He has been what's kept me going many a time. I can completely understand your fear about talking about things from your past--but if you take things slowly, and can begin to understand and piece together your past, it WILL help. I can't speak for all therapist of course, but let your intuition guide you--if you have to keep looking until you find the right one, then that is perfectly understandable, necessary, and what you DESERVE. However, if I may be honest, I think your fear about the lack of caring is not really about
  3. I am truly sorry that you are having to endure such a horrible time. I can relate very, very much to what you are saying. My kids are very very young, aged 3, 2, and 1. Most days lately, all I want to do is crawl back into bed and stay there. The world can seem so scary, so overwhelming...coupled with taking care of them, it seems to make my stress level sky rocket. I know, understand, and can imagine the level of anxiety you are going through!! I have had a panic attack nearly every day for a few weeks now. The only thing I can offer you is this: one step at a time. As HARD as it is, don't th
  4. Joce-- Thank you for your post. I feel a little less alone now, because I think you are right where I am...although you are scared, please remember how brave you are to face this. Right now I am working on the book "The Courage to Heal" by Ellen Bass. My therapist has a stack of those books in his office, left by people who could never face their past. They simply never returned. Despite what you feel--you are brave! And you are not alone.
  5. Hi there-- I was abused by my older siblings when I was a child, and am now in the process of truly trying to recover and heal from it. After years of trying to push it out of my mind, forget it, ignore it, and drown it (and me) out...I'm ready to face it head-on. To be honest, this is the scariest time of my life. And it's easy to feel alone in this...I would love just to know that I am no alone. I know I'm not, but it's easy to feel that way. I wish everyone on here, whatever happened to them, the courage, strength, and peace of healing. We all deserve this. I know the pain that this brings
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