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A morning of healing c-ptsd, I really would like "to get over it", running and dancing through life, which I'll definitely do when I 'm alright. But to be able to do that, I need to go through it! And I will, until the last bit is out of my life!
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#cptsdlife #cptsdsucks #cptsdwarriors #cptsdrecovery #cptsdawareness #cptsdsurvivor #cptsdlifestory #thisishowicopewithcptsd #traumatized #childhoodabusesurvivor #childhoodtrauma #abandonment_issues #narcissisticabuse #narcissiticabuserecovery #healing #traumacoach #meditate #meditation


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People are afraid of being angry or seeing people in anger, people are afraid of the power that it brings with it. Tremendous power. I don't care if I am not "spiritually right", not "love", not enlightened", not "lady-like"...
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I make my point, I show my boundaries. I will come back to myself, after, to peace and love, after I blasted some rotten energies away, then the sky clears up. I don't care how I sound like, look like. Because I know there will be a moment that it's not necessary anymore. And that's fine too. If we deny our anger we get sick, we fool ourselves.
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Most of the time I'm okay, I'm fine, happy (when I don't need to deal to much with people around me), but there are moments I fall down, on my knees. I know it's pain, pain comes after anger, I'll let it go and flow. But ALL the emotions need to come out, deserved to be felt, so you can release it. -
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#cptsdlife #cptsdwarriors #cptsdrecovery #cptsdawareness #cptsdlifestory #cptsdsurvivor #traumatized #trauma #childhoodabusesurvivor #childhoodabuse #healing


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"""trigger?""""This is what is called c-ptsd, no one who can tell me, I don't have emotional flashbacks! Listening to someone here on Instagram about c-ptsd, and suddenly a woman who saw we're from the same country, talked to me. I backed off, immediately, feeling the all known energy, memories of brutal people... I almost forgot, while I am speaking/thinking/writing more English than my own... I flourished here and on other internet sites, I had to do this. And I hope one day the trigger will stop... At least I did get more insight; the direct relation to the trauma's, so it is true. 😔
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Of course I don't give up. But let me say this; thank you "father", thank you "mother", thank you neighbours, teachers, children and the rest of this country, for your loving care, support and help that you didn't gave me! Thank you so much! You fools. Sick, arrogance, narcissistic, psychopathic, playing dumb down fools.
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And I wasn't a bad person in my past life! I was already traumatized, only this time to rise up! I really need to dig deep to find peace to move on. If I had a one way ticket to move away from here, and to get a chance to live elsewhere, I'm gone!
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#cptsdlife #cptsdwarriors #cptsdrecovery #cptsdawareness #cptsdsurvivor #cptsdlifestory #livingwithcptsd #trauma #traumatized #emotional #abandonment_issues #childhoodabusesurvivor #childhoodabuse


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Meh. I'm being referred to a neurologist to get checked for ME since I'm ill rn. Because of it my mental health isn't great and I'm struggling doing basic tasks again. This is my first bath in ages and it's took everything out of me. I've been eating well for ages but I haven't been up to working out or cooking so it's just going all to shit and I binged today and am about to do it again and idk. I have a convention this weekend that I've been looking forward to for over a year but now I'm so anxious and worried it will all go wrong. I've spent so much money and I'm determined to go but I have no idea how bad I'll feel after. Still it's a thing to look forward too and I am excited. .
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Have you ever read a book that triggers ALL the childhood trauma feelings? When I read this book, things I thought I would never have to think about again came rushing up to the surface to be healed. ✨
I am thankful for every opportunity to heal deeper, and I feel lighter after having a few days to processthis.
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Douglas Fir: this oil cuts you free from the energy hooks you have to toxic family trauma. It helps you to connect to the HEALTHY ancestral wisdom.... ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨


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If your not following me on Facebook, then it time you should! I share life moments and my journey on self healing, and a path God has blessed me with finding my passion! Follow me (Cheryl Peterson)

Once you start following me, send me that friend request to gain private access into my group page, Shine with Cheryl~Makeup with a Purpose. Once your there, you will get to hear, see and get things that aren't offered anywhere but there! I would hurry as there is something just done you want to be a part of!
#followmeonfacebook #cherylpeterson #shareinmyjourney #morethenmakeup #beapartofmyinclusive #gainspecialaccess #itellmystory #sharingmypast #usingmypasttohelpotherslikeme #mypainhaspurpose #beapartofmymovement #inspiringothers #empoweringwomen #igottostartsomewhere #beapartofsomethingbiggerthanyourself #sexualabusesurvivor #domesticviolencesurvivor #childhoodabusesurvivor #yourpastdoesntdefineyou #youcanbeokay #blessed #loveformygod #godworksmiracles #godisgood #godsavedme


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I wonder that people would think of me if there could see inside my mind. #mentalhealthsupport #eyessayeverything #mentalhealthawareness #ptsdawareness #childhoodabusesurvivor #survivor #selfharmrecovery


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💙 And here we are, June is upon us & so is #NationalPTSDAwarenessMonth #PTSDAwareness #PTSD #PTSDSucks #PTSDisHELL #MentalHealthAwareness #PTSDFighter #PTSDWarrior #NotAllWoundsAreVisible #SilentlyFightingForMyLife #Stronger #PTSDisABattle ☝🏼 To my fellow fighters... #DontGiveUp #YouAreNotAlone #KeepFighting #Treatment #EMDR #CBT #DBT #ILY 🦋 #domesticviolenceawareness #sexualabuseawareness #rapesurvivor #domesticabusesurvivor #veterans #childhoodabusesurvivor ✊🏼 #cantstopwontstop 💙 YES, I HAVE PTSD, YES IT SUCKS, YES I AM FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE EVERYDAY, YES I HAVE SURVIVED MUCH & I WILL BURY THIS MOTHERFVCKER & NOT LOOK BACK! I BUST MY ASS IN THERAPY, AT HOME, AND NONSTOP. THIS FIGHT IS THE HARDEST THING OF ALL THINGS THAT IVE EVER ENCOUNTERED, HEARD OF, WITNESSED. #beast #beastmodeon 24/7.... even in the worst “outbursts”(toddler word, I hate it!)... I’m still fighting my damndest! THIS MONTH MY IG WILL BE BURSTING WITH PTSD INFO; facts & parts of my story to help others, even if just one! 💪🏼💙💙💙💙💙💙💙


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Being alive has never been more difficult. With most wages just matching your bills and rent so you’re just surviving on payslip by payslip and the most basic necessities being the most expensive they have ever made living impossible. That’s why for young people with no choice but to live out in the big wide world on their own is the toughest. No one to teach us, no one to guide us, no one to support or fall on at all. This slowly makes feeling hopeful for a future fade. If I’m struggling to make next weeks rent how’s my life going to go anywhere?


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"Fight like a girl" what does that mean? Well, I suppose that depends on your story. Fighting for sanity. For well health. For better days ahead. Fighting for the things so many people take for granted like a kind touch and a clean bill of health. It's waking up not feeling your best and putting on a pretty face because you don't want people to see the struggle. I was inspired by my friend @lhortert who right now is having to #fightlikeagirl and is doing it in a way I know I never could. The strength of this woman and women like her is inspiring to so many of us that don't realize how lucky we are. This is for her. This is for the fighters.
#makeup #sfxmakeup #breastcancerawareness #fightlikeagirl #domesticabuseawareness #childhoodabusesurvivor


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Grudges || unfortunately a lot of this insta will be depressing; I have a lot of unresolved issues🤷🏼‍♀️


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REMIND YOURSELF EVERY DAY: "I AM IN CHARGE OF MY HAPPINESS. I WILL NOT LET ANYTHING ISSUE OF MYSELF CONTROL ME. I AM CREATING A LIFE THAT FEELS GOOD ON THE INSIDE AND IT WILL TURN INTO EXPERIENCES THAT WE GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE." - Live Purposefully Now.
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*** Wise words, wouldn't you say? ***
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#abuse #abused #abusedwomensupport #abusedmen #supportafterabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor #supportformen #supportforsurvivors #abusenomore #speakoutagainstdomesticviolence #speakoutagainstabuse #rape #financialabuse #physicalabuse #emotionalabuse #abuseawareness #sexualabuse #coersion #manipulation #narcissisticabuse #narcissist #narcissism #hiddenabuse


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I am learning this HARD right now. I am learning to lean into the reassurance of scripture that says over and over and over how God never leaves, never gives up loving us, never turns his face from us. That is IMPOSSIBLE for me to imagine. Impossible. You know what? Wrapping your mind and your heart around the idea of a Heavenly Father who never requested that we earn his love is breathtaking. Like...God actually LOVES me and I am actually HIS forever. ———-> And this matters more than any words we could ever write...knowing that True Love, Real Love doesn’t give us up, doesn’t hurt us or leave us wondering what else we need to do to earn the affection of a Father. Because Real Love never stops loving, it isn’t self-seeking. It’s not that you-are-here-to-earn-my-approval type of morbid parental “love”. Call it for what it is: hate. Call it for it’s true name: evil. Call that False Love with all its shiny exterior for its true inner self: rotten. If you feel devalued, it’s not love. If you are wasting away to the bone because of it, it’s not love. If your addiction is so dark you can’t remember yesterday, it’s not love. If you cry after you see them and your heart races into depths so deep you drown, it’s not love. If you hate yourself, it’s not love. If you feel like you just need to do the right thing for the right amount of time and then they will finally love you well, ITS NOT LOVE. ———- #narcissism #identity #jesus #god #healing #emotionalabuse #emotionalhealing #childhoodabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor #motherwound #fatherwound #howhehealedme #thisishowheheals #hiddenabuse #truth #truthseeker #truthoverlies #somebodygottadoit #somebodygetmeamicrophone #preach #readytopreach #allfiredup #pastorswife #preachingtomyself


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Behind the scenes at #TV35 taping my interview about my soon-to-be-published memoir A Girl Raised By Wolves. #agrbw #thisisreallyhappening. #healingjourney. #healing #healingtrauma #shareyourstory #childhoodsexualabuse #childhoodabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor
Stay tuned for updates on release dates and book signing events.


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I’m a little disappointed but only three marks of a 2:1. It’s not so bad I guess. Now to force on my dream of putting a smile on children faces. I won’t have made it with my fiancee❤️ #fighter #mentalhealthawareness #notavictim #ptsdawareness #childhoodabusesurvivor


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"THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE, BUT FIRST IT WILL PISS YOU OFF." - Gloria Steinem
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*** What a brilliant statement. So actuate, wouldn't you agree? ***
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*** Today's motivational post came via another inspiration of mine - @melodicrose1
Thanks for sharing this with us. ***
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Due to technical difficulties on the PLQ website, we are currently unable to post articles. While we sort this out, I'll be posting an inspiring quote daily, and I'd like you to join in too.
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#abuse #abused #abusedwomensupport  #abusedmen #supportafterabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor #supportformen  #supportforsurvivors #abusenomore #speakoutagainstdomesticviolence #speakoutagainstabuse #rape #financialabuse  #physicalabuse #emotionalabuse #abuseawareness #sexualabuse #coersion #manipulation #narcissisticabuse #narcissist #narcissism #hiddenabuse


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Trying to lose weigh is such a pressurising thing. I’m trying every trick in the book that’s physically possible for a 9-5 working young adult.
The pressure is there from being younger and being very thin. I danced every day for 3 hours at least and also had a mother who would never feed me so I’d feed myself just when I was hungry instead of proper meals. Although my weigh previously comes from a dark place I’d love to look like that again. Just to feel pretty again.


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I was reading online today about Harvey Weinstein is getting his due punishment. I felt a tendril of hope for the women he stole from. They can’t be fixed, but can be restored by our Vindicator. I’ll stand with you to be counted today.
#innocencetheif #isawyou #istillseeyou #youdidnotbreakme #abusesurvivor #becourageous #becounted #onevoice #childhoodabusesurvivor #metoo #metoomovement #mygodmyvindicator


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“IT'S A TERRIBLE THING, I THINK, IN LIFE TO WAIT UNTIL YOU'RE READY. I HAVE THIS FEELING THAT ACTUALLY NO ONE IS EVER READY TO DO ANYTHING. THERE IS ALMOST NO SUCH THING AS READY. THERE IS ONLY NOW."
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*** 3 QUESTIONS FOR YOU: 1) How long did you endure the abuse?
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2) How long did it take you to leave once you realised you needed to/wanted to get out? .
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3) What was the final straw that made you do it? ***
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#abuse #abused #abusedwomensupport #abusedmen #supportafterabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor #supportformen #supportforsurvivors #abusenomore #speakoutagainstdomesticviolence #speakoutagainstabuse #rape #financialabuse #physicalabuse #emotionalabuse #abuseawareness #sexualabuse #coersion #manipulation #narcissisticabuse #narcissist #narcissism #hiddenabuse


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This is the part where you heal. The part where you grow beyond the initial phases of grief. This is the part where you let all the guilt go. The guilt that you could have or should done SOMETHING to make that person love you... #healing #emotionalhealing #narcissism #narcissist #narcissisticabuse #hiddenabuse #childhoodabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor #grief #celebraterecovery #beautyfromashes #findingjoy #jesuschangeseverything #boundaries #nocontact #endabuse


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“Don't be afraid. The trees bend and the wood makes noises to show they are growing. They are not interested in hurting you. People are much the same. Do not be scared of nature. You are not scared of the bugs or the birds because you are at peace. The bugs are curious and they are trying to stay alive. It is okay to grow. Live your mornings like living as a forest. Stay calm and listen to the sounds of life, do not take it for granted. Live your afternoons the same, and do not be afraid to stand tall.” I wrote this almost a year ago now when I was struggling quite a lot and had to spend a lot of time focussing solely on my mental health. I think what I wrote still remains good advice and calms me slightly.
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#domesticabusesurvivor #abusedwomen #abusesurvivor #abuseawareness #abuse #physicalabuse #selfcare #selflove #therapy #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #loveyourself #lovingmyself #emotion #emotionalabuse #childhoodabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor #negativity #nonegativity #positivethinking #recovery #learningtoheal


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Whenever I’m feeling particularly sad about myself I remember this quote and I listen to “Learn to live with what you are” by Ben Folds. When I’m in those states it is vital that I remind myself that the world, and I, aren’t as bad as they seem. And that people will love me just the way I am, and I know they do; because most people are good.
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#domesticabusesurvivor #abusedwomen #abusesurvivor #abuseawareness #abuse #physicalabuse #selfcare #selflove #therapy #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #loveyourself #lovingmyself #emotion #emotionalabuse #childhoodabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor #negativity #nonegativity #positivethinking #recovery #learningtoheal


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• I have power over the situation • I have control over the situation • It’s okay to cry
• It’s okay to be upset • I am protected. • It is a safe place
• I have people who support me
• I know that my story is true
• I am allowed to tell my story
• People will believe my story because it is true.

Having positive affirmations saved somewhere really help when you’re stuck in a circle or irrationality and overthinking. As cheesy as it sounds, just being reminded of those phrases like “it’s not your fault” every so often really help to re-ground your thinking with practice. A small, but effective practice. .
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. #domesticabusesurvivor #abusedwomen #abusesurvivor #abuseawareness #abuse #physicalabuse #selfcare #selflove #therapy #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #loveyourself #lovingmyself #emotion #emotionalabuse #childhoodabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor #negativity #nonegativity #positivethinking #recovery #learningtoheal


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"One of the hardest things to do in life, is letting go of what you thought was real." - HpLyrikz.com
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Due to technical difficulties on the PLQ website, we are currently unable to post articles. While we sort this out, I'll be posting an inspiring quote daily, and I'd like you to join in too.
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Be the person you want to be!

Rebecca Goldthorpe
PLQ Creative Coach and Journalist
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#abuse #abused #abusedwomensupport #abusedmen #supportafterabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor #supportformen #supportforsurvivors #abusenomore #speakoutagainstdomesticviolence #speakoutagainstabuse #rape #financialabuse #physicalabuse #emotionalabuse #abuseawareness #sexualabuse #coersion #manipulation #narcissisticabuse #narcissist #narcissism #hiddenabuse


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I had the luck to go to a therapy farm today and it was amazing. You should watch the last video the lambs screaming at everyone. It made me laugh so I hope it makes some else laugh too.
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{Tags: #bpd #ptsd #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #posttraumaticstressdisorder #depression #mania #psychosis #selfharm #suicide #suicidal #mentalhealth #anxiety #abusesurvivor #childhoodabusesurvivor #ednos #ed #eatingdisorder #edrecovery}


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First tattoo: It has taken me 20 years to accept “I am enough”. After a challenging childhood, youth, a failed marriage, a relationship that destroyed my self worth, my respect, and my happiness plagued with depression. I can now stand proud and say that “I am enough”. This tattoo is to remind me that everyday I am worth it, to tell anyone that doubted me that I am enough. I didn’t expect to feel so many raw emotions with this experience. #tattoo #iamenough #overcomingdepression #rawemotion #childhoodabusesurvivor #thisisforme #iamstrong


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Reminder!! You do not have to hang around with that one friend/acquaintance who scares you or swears a lot!!! I’m not saying to dramatically ditch them if that’s not your style...but you have the power to walk away and be alone or find something else to do/someone else to be with if you need. Teens, if your friends are making you feel insecure, nervous or scared on a constant basis, don’t feel obliged to hang out with those arseholes!! You’re allowed to be selfish at this important part in your life and learn to heal, and if there are people who are hindering you from doing that: GOODBYE!
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#domesticabusesurvivor #abusedwomen #abusesurvivor #abuseawareness #abuse #physicalabuse #selfcare #selflove #therapy #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #loveyourself #lovingmyself #emotion #emotionalabuse #childhoodabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor #negativity #nonegativity #positivethinking #recovery #learningtoheal


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So many times I have been told “it wasn’t that bad” or “they never meant to hurt you”. •

And that might just be the hardest lie of all to hear for a survivor of childhood abuse and neglect. •

Because you already feel guilty. Guilt so heavy you struggle to breathe. Because you already feel worthless. Because you already want to take your own life. •

And then someone you trust tells you, you really ARE overreacting, you really SHOULD feel this way...and if you don’t like it it’s YOUR fault. •

And how in the wide wide world are you EV-ER supposed to heal, like actually HEAL when you can’t seem to simply establish that there’s a problem in the first place?!?


When you finally figure it out: that what they called love all along was really just evil hate, it’s gut wrenching. It hurts so bad it feels like you’re being ripped open. It is physically painful. Physically exhausting. •

But this is where God bends low and enters into the heartbreak and sends the Comforter......This is Healing’s starting line: where truth meets grief so deep it leaves you unable to function for a while. •

And at some point, some moment in time, you look up and realize you. are. free. That God was there all along and it wasn’t him leaving you, him abandoning you. It was him fighting for you, and that’s why you’re even here now. In this moment. Able to breathe without the weight. Because he did and he does and he will continue to fight for you. For me. #truth #truthoverlies #healing #hiddenabuse #childhoodabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor #narcissism #narcissist #healinginhiswings #fathergod #jesus #god #jesuschangeseverything #faithblogger #christianwriter #christianwoman #truthseeker #mystory #thisishowheheals #emotionalhealing #deepwounds #shewritestruth #bebold #endabuse


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So thankful that right now I have a completely selfless person by my side who is filling in gaps as my partner, friend and family. I’m so grateful that he understands and has so much patience even when it gets tough. He’s told me to focus on making myself happy before worrying about our relationship, and I’m just happy that he’s so selfless and helpful for me at this time in my development.
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#domesticabusesurvivor #abusedwomen #abusesurvivor #abuseawareness #abuse #physicalabuse #selfcare #selflove #therapy #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #loveyourself #lovingmyself #emotion #emotionalabuse #childhoodabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor


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I have forever thought that there is something horribly wrong with me because of the behaviours I display on a day to day basis. My manic moods, wanting to run away (even when there’s nothing wrong), panic attacks etc.... all made me feel like I was “crazy”. But really, these are normal behaviours to someone who has been abused. I’ve never really known any different with my behaviour as it all started at such a young age, but now I’ve come to learn the different, and common responses to being abused, I don’t feel so alone. Joining a women’s aid forum for domestic abuse earlier this week helped me to find others like me who also could not remember key parts of their abuse... something which has made me feel confused for as long as I can remember. This has been a huge time for me in my self reflection and discovery. But I’m not there yet, there is so much more I have to find out about myself!
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#domesticabusesurvivor #physicalabuse #abuse #abusesurvivor #abusedwomen #therapy #therapysession #trauma #lovingmyself #loveyourself #womensaid #progress #selflove #selfcare #newpage #empoweringwomen #empowerment #powerful #love #childhoodabuse #childhoodabusesurvivor


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"THEY LIED TO YOU AND YOU BELIEVED THEM.
THEY PUNISHED YOU FOR BELIEVING THEM.
THEY PUNISHED YOU FOR NOT LETTING GO OF WHAT THEY MADE YOU BELIEVE.
THEY PUNISHED YOU FOR NOT ACCEPTING THAT THEY CHANGED. .
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IT'S NOT FAIR. I KNOW.
BUT YOU HAVE TO LET GO OF WHO YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE.
YOU HAVE TO LET GO OF WHO THEY REALLY ARE."
- Najwa Zebian.
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*** Is this a familiar to you? .
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This is the manipulator. The game player who never tells you the rules. Of course we know it wouldn't make any difference if they did tell us the rules, because they would only change the rules again in order to watch us struggle in confusion. It's mean and cruel. It's deliberate. It's how they maintain their control over the victim of their abuse and they enjoy seeing us struggle. Being aware of their cruelty is the first step out of the situation. Remember, you're not crazy. Their behaviour is just designed to make you feel that way. ***
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Put this in my Facebook and figured I'd out it here too. It's long so will be continued in the comments.

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I know I'm late to the mental health awareness week thing but I've been working up to writing this
In all of these pictures I'm still mentally ill, I'm still severely depressed and suffering with a whole lot of problems and I bet you'd be surprised if I told you which picture I felt worse in
Mental illness takes on many forms and sometimes it's crying uncontrollably for hours but sometimes it's putting on a smile and getting on with your day
Just because someone looks happy in pictures, doesn't mean there isn't a lot of stuff going on behind them
I've been told I don't have a reason to be depressed, that I look too happy to be suicidal, that it's selfish to self harm when others have it worse and a whole lot more
Anyone can suffer with mental illness, absolutely anyone and just because someone is smiling doesn't mean they're not suffering
Hell one of my old therapists said that I was cured because I smiled in our sessions sometimes
Mental illness doesn't have a face, it isn't often the pretty thin girls who look beautiful when they cry that we see on tv and film
I'm not particularly sure where I'm going with this now but just know that anyone can suffer even if they seem fine on the outside, never judge and never say things like the comments I've had
You could never know when someone is suffering so much
That's why it's important to talk about these things, to share and to ask questions. No one will be offended if you don't understand something, just be kind and ask nicely and we will always explain it to you
I suffer with bpd, depression, anxiety, bdd, ptsd, psychosis, dissociation and did. I've overcome suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, abuse, self harm, eating disorder behaviour and a whole lot of other stuff but I am still standing.
If you don't want a real answer on how someone really is, just don't ask, it's insulting and upsetting. But if you're prepared for the fact the answer might not be 'good' then ask away.
Mental illness is something that will never truly go away and I will likely be on meds for life. I used to be ashamed of that but not


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What do you see when you look at this photo? Do you see the #actuallyautistic #boi? The #spoonie with multiple #chronicillnesses in #eatingdisorderrecovery? The lesbian who is a #childhoodabusesurvivor? Or a pretty photo of someone with a Cupid’s bow? Take a look beyond the surface and this boi will take you on a journey that you’ve never seen before.

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#ehlersdanlossyndrome #plussizemodel #fibromyalgia #arthritis #eczema #asthma #cptsd #depression #anxiety #ibs #pots #coarctationoftheaorta #painsomnia #butyoudontlooksick #chronicpain #author #authorlife #mylife


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"EMOTIONALLY ABUSIVE BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES -WITHHOLDING, REDUCING,
ISOLATING, THREATENING, ABANDONING,
RAGING,
CONSTANT CRITICISM, RIDICULING, DEMEANING, BELITTLING,
COERCING,
ACCUSING,
ORDERING,
IGNORING,
MINIMIZING,
SUBTLE NON-VERBAL CUES,
DENYING ONES REALITY, NEGATIVE LABELLING, CHRONIC DECEIT." - Leslie Vernick.
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*** The subtle tactics of an emotionally abusive individual are not always easy to spot. To someone unfamiliar with the power and control these actions have on the victim, they could easily be dismissed as overreactions, being too sensitive or that it was probably meant as a joke. Equally, the victim may also believe it is not abusive because it involves not physical contact our physical harm, but evidence shows that emotional abuse can be just as damaging to the victim or witnesses to it, such as children. ***
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"TELLING HER THAT SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHILE DESTROYING HER CONFIDENCE IS ABUSE. TELLING HER YOU LOVE HER WHILE ACTING AS IF YOU HATE HER IS ABUSE. FILLING HER UP WITH FALSE HOPE WITH NO INTENTION OF CHANGING IT DOING BETTER IS ABUSE." - T.H. Sin
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*** Wise words. What's your experience of this? ***
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Where is your go to place for calm relaxation? This beach on #lakemichigan always makes me feel at peace...it's become home. This is where I participated in my first #drumcircle and recognized my own strength. I'll be exploring many other beaches on our world trip, but I'll always have this one #inmyheart -
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"STOP BEING YOURSELF UP. YOU ARE A WORK IN PROGRESS WHICH MEANS YOU GET THERE A LITTLE AT A TIME, NOT ALL AT ONCE." - Article from Revolution Health Medical Center.
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*** We have a habit of being most harsh and most critical when talking about ourselves. It becomes second nature to put ourselves down. But it's rarely based in truth, we are just listening to our internal negative commentary. ***
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My ex spent years in Law school was very successful in Law but couldnt get over childhood trauma and now is an alcoholic and has lost everything even himself i choose to push through childhood trauma to keep fighting but some cant we have to do better by our children please #childhoodabuse #childhoodtrauma #childhoodabusesurvivor


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Raw and honest post. ❤️
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Family holidays are difficult.
I questioned sharing this part of my story today because holidays and celebrations are suppose to happy times. But for me they are reminders that I am still healing.
Healing from broken family relationships.
And I know it’s not only my story. So many share this experience with me. So here it goes.
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This morning instead of waking up to breakfast in bed or the little voices wishing me a happy Mother’s Day, I woke up alone.
My kids are with their dad on weekends. He usually has them for holidays.
I try not to let the separation from my kids get to me, but it inevitably is a reminders that my heart hurts.
Hurts from a divorce, from my own childhood, and years of a broken relationship with my own mother. Scars from the loss of my angel baby. Scars from the loss of my marriage and the life I wished for myself and my children. Scars from the loss of relationship I wished I had with my mother.
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This morning I lay in bed scrolling through Facebook.
I hear my mother in the kitchen doing dishes, and so I stay in bed longer to avoid her. Not because I don’t love my mother, but because I know I am not ready to fake a smile. Letting myself grieve has been one of the most healing things my therapist has helped me see about myself.
Around 3pm I hear my mother’s door close as she retreats back to own room, and I finally convince myself to take a shower. I’ve learned to focus on baby steps, and that just getting up is that hardest first step. I am disappointed so much of the day has passed.
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It’s been a challenge to give myself space to grieve, but I also know it won’t hurt this bad forever. Laying in bed, distracting myself with viral videos and Greys Anatomy won’t last forever. It’s not my ideal Mother’s Day, but for right now, I don’t always get to choose how grief comes.
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For some Mother’s Day is a day of celebration. For some it is a day of grief. Whichever one it is for you my friend...I am thankful your mother gave birth to you. .
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#singlemom #mothersday
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