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Nicole5

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  1. Thank you all for the love and support. Can anyone tell me if its normal to become very close to your therapist? I'm not entirely sure what to expect with our relationship. I started going to her when my son and dad got sick, diagnosed with PTSD and postpartum depression. I eventually confessed the memories of the incest that had started. It's been almost a year since my son's illness and now we are focusing on the incest. I'm feeling very close to her and I'm afraid of that. I feel like I need her, feeling very attached.
  2. My therapist and I have begun to email each other. I write to her like a journal, she reads it and acknowledges that she has seen it. She often encourages me to keep writing, tells me how hard the work is. If I've asked a question she will reply to it. Then she brings up my emails as talking points in therapy. It has helped. Last week she told me never hesitate to press send. Though, that is exactly what I do. Writing three or four emails and keeping them as drafts and never sending them. I think of them as my online journals. I'm terrified to get close to my therapist. Eventually she will leave me.
  3. Hi, I'm Nicki. I'm a mother of three boys. My youngest boy was born with a rare genetic illness that almost took his life at just three months of age. At the same time my son was under going a risky surgery, my father had a stroke. The stress of all of this started flashbacks of incest from my childhood. I have now recovered enough memories that I know I am a survivor of childhood incest as well as physical and emotional abuse. I'm not really sure what I am looking for here. Support mostly. Honest answers to questions I have. I have a therapist now. She is great. I actually have two, one that controls my medications also. She is amazing too. I lost my mind when my son got sick and I'm trying to come out of this stronger. Yet I feel like I keep getting nailed with one thing after another. I have a difficult time expressing emotions and talking about what is going on in my head. I'm looking for support that can help me when I start going a little crazy with my thoughts and feelings. Friends that can laugh with me at memories that are kind of funny though also a little sick. Just not sure who is out there. Anyone?
  4. I am also new, don't know what to post or where to start. I'm tired of secrets and silence. Looking for support and a place to share. A place that makes me feel a little less crazy.
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