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GirlLost
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Hi, I'm 52 and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse/incest. You can call me Angel, as I have always loved everything about angels. My monster was an older half-brother. I won't go into details of my family dynamics other than to say I had an alcoholic father, a mother who kept her head in the sand to avoid everything,& a biological brother older by 2 yrs who was also a victim. My father & both brothers have died. I have a relationship with my mother, but not close. My abuse started about age 5 and lasted until about 10 or 11. My half-brother was a monster, so that is what I refer to him as, not a brother. I was able to confront him and start my healing process a few years before he died (opioid overdose). I have major depressive disorder with acute anxiety, ptsd, as well as several non-abuse related health conditions. I struggle every day just to want to stay alive, but at my age I have become physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually exhausted. I just have nothing left to give, but I am hanging on day by day. Thanx for a safe place to express myself.

Angel
Last edited by quixote on Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:33 am, edited 3 times in total.
Reason: Changed MT to NT because of no triggering detail.
Progress
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Hi Angel,
Welcome! Wishing you peace and strength. This is a really supportive forum, and you will probably find solace here. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

~Progress
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I'm glad you found us and I hope you'll feel really comfortable here, Angel!
quixote
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Angel,
Good to have to aboard. May you find what you are looking for here.
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Hi GirlLost

A belated, but warm welcome to isurvive
You are important

Email: jonesy@isurvive.org
Watercolor
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Angel, welcome! I really hope you will benefit from being here!
Harbor
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Post by Harbor »

Welcome, Angel!

It may not feel like it at the moment, but it is never too late to begin to feel better in at least some aspects of life. Like any journey, taking the first step is often the hardest -and you have done that already by taking action to post here.
"'Safe Harbor' is a state of mind... it's the place - in reality or metaphor - to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song." -Luanne Rice
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Welcome Angel
Wishing you the best as you work through all of this. Offering my support and validation.
Chessgirl
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