I am still and quiet but yearning to be heard. My bereavement is over with my family. I just got a dose of what can happen when forgotten ridicule was the thought of the day. My abuser was troubled and timely as if I died in place of a long lost sibling. Just wanted to run away....I am myself again now that I feel support...thank-you slik_kittyView Thread
MarySings is very close to how we have been thrust forward for unforgiven feelings and now we regress back to finding where our emotional needs were stripped from us before we understood them. Now your questions about mental illness have delivered us to wondering if the abuser was mentally ill and the victims have chartered a course to new horizons of wellness and answers we all need..somehow.View Thread
Yes I am still here...a little broken and my mind/body says that the healing powers are enduring to us all. I am not looking forward to my abusive environment reawakening in the wake of a family members death. I was used by many adults and now that child has become older and will struggle to forgive... but with your guidance I am trying.View Thread
My next fun thing is to enjoy my newest 18 month grandson. He is such a blessing to behold. This troubled time in my life has been touched with his smile and his spontaneous ((((hugs)))) much like those from this board. I am so lucky...View Thread
Arthurian here.. just now feeling the positive side of grievance and how the life we share can be full of joy as well as sorrow. But all of us are about life and the next experience, embrace it....View Thread
Now that my many ((((((hugs))))) have been received by all of you my time for inner reflection has begun. Each day my thoughts have been about how much these responses have meant to me. I wish I could be as strong as each of you. This time in my life has reached a long lost desire to be understood and listened too. I have had many inner (trigger) thoughts about my many encounters which I have plenty. I feel that each time these episodes come to mind I have needed inner thoughts to survive them..this board has helped me tremendously...and you are all special people...thank-youView Thread
I was feeling uplifted and comforted until recently...my younger brother died. I am so sad. Now my family grieving and the conversations about our sorrows has my emotions intertwined. The very people that abused me are now looking for my sadness. Were my family members aware of mothers abuse and now one story from my brother has been swept away. When can an abused family member ever reveal lifelong grief in the midst of experiencing the heartfelt loss of a family member. So long to places that I lost all senses Now I must face the very person I was when this all happened to me, again....View Thread
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