Tag Archives: anxiety

Vacation

Vacation implies a sense of freedom from the every day..People look forward to it all year The difference for me is what?    ………….That’s right PTSD PTSD means I don’t always feel safe in my own home with people who … Continue reading

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The curse of facebook and PTSD!

I have been working at living a life where I manage my PTSD well. That is code for I try not to let it  interrupt everything do. It has only been a couple of years that I have been convinced … Continue reading

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As i turn 52 years old today ! I think back at where i came from and where i am today. Never in a million years would I have expected to be in a happy and healthy relationship. I could not have told … Continue reading

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Oh…the irony of it.

Since the seventh grade I have wanted to be a social worker.  I went to a workshop on child abuse for my health class and my brother (my perpetrator) was the police officer providing part of the workshop. Oh the … Continue reading

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A conversation with my Dad, not at all what you think.

My brother was married two weeks ago and I did not attend the wedding. I struggled with whether or not I should attend from the time we received the invitation to about two hours before the wedding when I decided … Continue reading

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I pledge allegiance to the secret!

Last week was my brothers wedding. As most family events do this caused a flare up with my PTSD. My brother is one of my perpetrators, along with another brother and my Father. One can imagine how hard it is … Continue reading

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Bouncing Back!

So my last post was about shutting down but with the right support I am bouncing back. I don’t know if others can feel themselves shutting down or returning for that matter. When I feel as though I am coming … Continue reading

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