Hello, this is my first post

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Anemone
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Hello, this is my first post

Post by Anemone » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:14 pm

Hello,

I am in my late thirties. I live with my husband and child.

When my son was born, few years ago, my world fell apart. I started a therapy where the traumas of my past came up in pieces. Today, I know my whole story.

I lived in a family with intergenerational trauma including sexual abuse. Also, I am a survivor of ritualized abuse and human trafficking. I have complex post-traumatic stress disorder and dissociative identity disorder without amnesia which will be evaluated by a psychiatrist shortly.

Despite my pretty intense past, I am privilege to be surrounded by a loving and understanding husband, a healthy child who is teaching me so much including spontaneity and appreciation for the little things in life, trusted friends and a competent and empathetic therapist.I have told my trusted in-laws and friends about my story. They believe me and are touched by it. However, I have never met anyone who has experienced this type of trauma and these types of consequences (at least, as far as I know).

Without taking anything away from them, my relatives cannot fully understand the consequences of this type of past. It's good to talk about things and not have to explain things so that the other person understands.

Anyway, I joined the forum to feel less alone and to encourage and support other survivors.
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gods_child
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Re: Hello, this is my first post

Post by gods_child » Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:25 pm

Welcome, Anemone!

I'm glad you are here, but sorry to know you have reasons to post here. I hope you find this to be safe space where you can share uninhibited and feel the support of those who "just get it". Thank you for introducing yourself and for being brave enough to share. Also, congrats on all the ways you are working hard to heal and for finding a great therapist. Wishing you all the healing you deserve.

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Crow
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Re: Hello, this is my first post

Post by Crow » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:14 pm

Hi Anemone,

Welcome to isurvive :) really sad to hear the reasons why, but glad you have found this place.

Crow
From pain comes a courage
The strength from injustice

Quote taken from The Rage To Overcome by Machine Head

Jonesy
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Re: Hello, this is my first post

Post by Jonesy » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:59 pm

Hi Anemone

A very warm welcome to isurvive and may you soon feel at home here ;)
You are important

Email: jonesy@isurvive.org

Anemone
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Re: Hello, this is my first post

Post by Anemone » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:18 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome gods_child, Crow and Jonesy. :)

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Re: Hello, this is my first post

Post by Otterotter » Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:39 pm

I am also new here! Glad you also found a community that you can be your whole self in.
"Fate. whispers to the warrior "you cannot withstand the storm.' The warrior looks back and smiles, 'I am the storm.'"
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Re: Hello, this is my first post

Post by quixote » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:48 am

Anemone,
Welcome. I am glad that you are getting help from multiple people in your life now. You truly are a survivor.

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Re: Hello, this is my first post

Post by Anemone » Tue May 04, 2021 2:35 pm

Thanks quixote and Otterotter!

LittleTiger
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Re: Hello, this is my first post

Post by LittleTiger » Tue May 04, 2021 10:25 pm

Hi Anemone,
I’m new too :D I like your choice for username. I’m deeply sorry to hear about your story. You do give me hope though, and you are a survivor for sure! Thank you for sharing.
LittleTiger :tiger2:

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