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Posts posted by 2Siamese

  1. 22 hours ago, DiiO said:

    I’m still struggling with the belief that my life will ever be anymore than it is right now.

    Hi @DiiO

    Those feelings are absolutely real.  I'd like to lend you a bit of hope and support!  My little "Sis" struggles with what we chose to call despair.  I asked her if she would be interested in tracking her overall day-to-day emotions with either a grading system of 1-3 or app.  "1" being an overall crud day with "3" being the top end... after gathering data over time were able to find a trend.  This alleviated a ton of pressure to the point she is having more "2" days than not.  Middle ground is simply okay.

    Would something like this help you see progress?  It's pretty easy.

    Thanks and "keep going!  I'll cheer you on!"


  2. 15 hours ago, CosmicDaze333 said:

    Family history is not good and I intend to break the cycle

    @CosmicDaze333  I'm available to chat or through messaging here should you like to reach out.

    ::Safe Hugs::

    "Keep going!  I'll cheer you on!"

  3. Welcome @DiiO to AS and I'd like to acknowledge what you went through to find us.  Feel free to PM/DM if you have any questions or if you'd just like to chat.  As Mary wrote, "You CAN Heal" and there is a lot of support!


  4. @Running Welcome :)

    Thanks for being here.  I'd like to acknowledge what you went through that brought you here is never easy.  It is scary at first!  Agreed.  Once you have experienced rejection everywhere else like most of us have even in medical facilities being mishandled... then you find AS genuinely safe and welcoming... it gets much easier indeed.

    You're accepted as well as always welcome.  Thank you for braving that first big step.

    :: Safe Hugs ::


    "Keep going!  I'll cheer you on!"

  5. Hi @CosmicDaze333 and welcome to AS.  You'll find resources and support with safety in mind and as others have reiterated... kindness and dignity.  Your trauma is being validated and let any of us know if you need assistance.


  6. Welcome @Arabellachristie I am a survivor of CSA and there were never the level of supportive persons until I found AS.  Most were interested in research but never the end-to-end individualized listening to YOUR story.  If and when you come to a point of telling your story of trauma, you will have loads of genuine support.

    It is difficult to open up and what you are doing is very brave indeed.  Should you need a chat partner, I see lots of offers here reaching out when you are ready!


  7. Hi @happykats and welcome to AS.  I am sorry for what you went through and it is traumatic indeed when the feelings resurface.  You have taken a courageous first step to a wonderful welcoming and supportive community.  Please reach out via PM if you need help or just have questions navigating!

    Again welcome :)

  8. @cal Hopefully after you have read welcomes from others you will have a lessening sense of feeling alone or isolated.  It is very brave of you to post an intro and I am truly sorry for what has brought you here.  Perhaps a non-judgmental sense of community is what you require as you explore you own journey.  There are so many wonderful people here who aren't dismissive, denigrating or otherwise judgmental.  I hope you find a healing community with a commitment to getting you where you need to go.

    Thanks for being brave with that first post.  It's hard.  Keep going -- I'll cheer you on!

  9. @Hope49

    Hi there!  As a communications pro, this can obviously be intimidating but you're in an awesome space surrounded by like-minded individuals.  You are also free to speak your mind about what happened to you.  Truly sorry for what brought you here but I think you'll find a spectacularly humanizing community where you can relate and heal.

    Keep going!  I'll cheer you on and look forward to your next posts when you feel comfortable doing so.  WELCOME!

  10. Hi @Unl0v3d just want to acknowledge your posts and understandably we realize "life has no undo button".  You should be free of repercussions or retaliative behavior here and wanted to introduce you to a safe and accommodating space!

    It's all good.  We get up back again and lift others up.  WELCOME!  Keep going 'cause I'll cheer you on.

  11. @Leda It is never easy reaching out... until you meet this awesome crew of people that are not only welcoming, but healthy in every aspects.  I am sorry for what brought you here but am happy that you feel confident to reach out!  It's never okay to be assaulted anywhere or even your workplace.  May you find solace and support within our healthy community to bring you a bit of peace.  Tell your story in your own terms.  We'll hold your hand while you do.

    In love + light...

    "2 Siamese"

  12. Hi there @feralcat  While your screen name caught my eye and garnered a smile, I want to extend one back to you as well with a warm welcome.  It's never easy being new and for the reasons you were guided here.  For that I am deeply sorry and trauma... just saying it can be a bit of relief.  Brave on your part!  You'll find a tremendous group of members and moderators to help you investigate your healing journey.

  13. Hi @1444Fireflies and @selinacantrell That first post can be intimidating but you'll see the support teams are spectacular at welcoming you to AS.  Glad you are here and for your trauma I am sorry what you've been through.  You are in the right place with the right people to guide you where you want to go.

  14. I’m recovering from a lengthy quite unethical “corporate” therapist — post PTSD.  It’s a form of ultimate betrayal, but I’m okay.  She liked the consistent insurance.  I learned afterwards that it is certainly fine to check the history of the caregiver.

    There are other ethical professionals that exist.

    I found someone much better awhile back who works with me on complexities.  There is a bit of peace and reliability in the chaos.  First I trust myself.  My balance isn’t that off and I can move forward.  The previous one held me back in the name of her own research.

    For now I will listen to others.  I just wanted to give a bit of an intro.

    Keep Going!  I’ll cheer you on.

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