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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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I Struggle…

I struggle to feel. I struggle to feel nothing. I struggle to feel something. I struggle to feel like everyone else. I struggle to feel like myself. I struggle to feel like I fit in. I struggle to feel special. … Continue reading

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World’s Greatest Time Traveler!

I take exception to those who do not believe I time travel. Thanks to my PTSD I feel like I am able to travel back in time at a moments notice. These trips are often not pleasant  but one moment … 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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Innocence Lost!

Simple Definition of innocence (Merriam-Webster) : the state of being not guilty of a crime or other wrong act : lack of experience with the world and with the bad things that happen in life When I stopped feeling guilty … Continue reading

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No need to wonder…

Three steps forward one step back. That is how my therapist describes it when I have a flare up of my PTSD. I can be doing fine and then suddenly, from what feels like out of the blue, I am … Continue reading

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The yelling drifted through the house…

My attempt at a short story … it does contain references to domestic violence and incest. The yelling drifted through the house. “Here we go again”, I said to my little brother. When he was six years old like me he … Continue reading

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