I'm new, hello.

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Tryingtostayafloat
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I'm new, hello.

Post by Tryingtostayafloat » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:10 pm

Hi everyone,

I've just joined, I need somewhere I feel I can belong with people who understand me and how the world feels. I don't want to be alone anymore.

I'm a survivor of child sexual abuse with cptsd and chronic disacociation, but I feel like I have collected all the things over the years. I have over 20 year of disacociation and it was not even a year ago now that the light switched on and that door opened filling me with all my brain had done to keep me surviving. I'm done being in survival mode I just want to live and be heard for all that is me, even if I have no idea what that really is. All I kmow is I can't run no more.

Thank you for accepting me into your group.

Just Tryingtostayafloat

Xx
I thought my heart was failing
Hey you're ok, you seem to be still standing
Flashes appeared in the corner of my eyes, I saw the stars and I didn't ask why
Heard the voices and caught my breath
So close and yet so far from death
-Florence + the machine

Chessgirl
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Re: I'm new, hello.

Post by Chessgirl » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:14 pm

Welcome! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I’m so sorry you endured such an unfair childhood. Dissociation is something a lot of us deal with here. It was necessary when we were kids, but when we grow up we see how problematic it can be. Just know you have us here. We care and will sit with you and support you!
Chessgirl

Crow
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Re: I'm new, hello.

Post by Crow » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:51 pm

Hi Tryingtostayafloat,

Welcome to isurvive :)
Glad you found this safe haven.

Crow
From pain comes a courage
The strength from injustice

Quote taken from The Rage To Overcome by Machine Head

Tryingtostayafloat
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Re: I'm new, hello.

Post by Tryingtostayafloat » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:03 pm

Thank you crow and chessgirl.

It definitely is problematic.
Last edited by Jonesy on Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Changed MT to NT, as no triggering content
I thought my heart was failing
Hey you're ok, you seem to be still standing
Flashes appeared in the corner of my eyes, I saw the stars and I didn't ask why
Heard the voices and caught my breath
So close and yet so far from death
-Florence + the machine

dancingfish
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Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:39 pm

Re: I'm new, hello.

Post by dancingfish » Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:30 pm

A warm welcome to you, Tryingtostayafloat. :) I think you'll find understanding here, wishing you much caring and support.

Tryingtostayafloat
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Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:08 pm

Re: I'm new, hello.

Post by Tryingtostayafloat » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:27 pm

Thank you dancingfish
Last edited by Jonesy on Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Changed MT to NT, as no triggering content
I thought my heart was failing
Hey you're ok, you seem to be still standing
Flashes appeared in the corner of my eyes, I saw the stars and I didn't ask why
Heard the voices and caught my breath
So close and yet so far from death
-Florence + the machine

Jonesy
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Re: I'm new, hello.

Post by Jonesy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:03 pm

Hi Tryingtostayafloat

A very warm welcome to isurvive, glad to have you here with us ;)
You are important

Email: jonesy@isurvive.org

Tryingtostayafloat
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Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:08 pm

Re: I'm new, hello.

Post by Tryingtostayafloat » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:47 pm

Thank you for having me.
Last edited by Harmony on Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: edited from MT to NT due to no triggering content nor language.
I thought my heart was failing
Hey you're ok, you seem to be still standing
Flashes appeared in the corner of my eyes, I saw the stars and I didn't ask why
Heard the voices and caught my breath
So close and yet so far from death
-Florence + the machine

ajei
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Re: I'm new, hello.

Post by ajei » Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:12 am

Hi Tryingtostayafloat...it's really good to meet you.

ajei

Tryingtostayafloat
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Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:08 pm

Re: I'm new, hello.

Post by Tryingtostayafloat » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:29 am

Thank you ajei, you too.
Last edited by Serenity on Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Changed MT to NT for no triggering detail
I thought my heart was failing
Hey you're ok, you seem to be still standing
Flashes appeared in the corner of my eyes, I saw the stars and I didn't ask why
Heard the voices and caught my breath
So close and yet so far from death
-Florence + the machine

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