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Been having a lot of flashbacks lately :( - May 11th 2012, 12:13 PM

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Well I don't feel like going into details, but I was molested by another girl at age 13. Nobody believed me. I've been having a lot of flashbacks lately, to the point where I wake up in the middle of the night unable to do anything but cry. Idk what to do anymore.
   
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Re: Been having a lot of flashbacks lately :( - May 11th 2012, 12:31 PM

Hey Vicky,

I'm sorry you've been dealing with such traumatic visions and thoughts recently, it must be very difficult. Know that you're not alone and we're here for you.

Is there anyone you can turn to, maybe a counsellor, to talk through these painful flashbacks with? It may be very difficult in the shortterm, but bring you some comfort and release in the longterm.

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Re: Been having a lot of flashbacks lately :( - May 11th 2012, 01:53 PM

It'd be very good if you talked to someone about this... maybe a friend or a trusted adult. If it is very bad, then consuling is suggested. You'll be ok, trust me... it may tak some time, but i know they'll fade, and the pain will be lessend. Talking about it is sure to help... even if it opens the scars when you do. Sometimes it hurts when removing the cause of future agony, but it will help! And remember, we're always here for you! ♥ ps: snuggling with a stuffed animal may help



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Re: Been having a lot of flashbacks lately :( - May 12th 2012, 02:03 AM

I have been talking with my best friend, I love her, she's been so supportive. But I don't have an adult. I simply wasn't believed because and I quote "Girls don't get molested by other girls" so it was dismissed by every adult I turned to.
   
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Re: Been having a lot of flashbacks lately :( - May 14th 2012, 01:27 PM

yeah, I kinda saw that coming... :/ But maybe you need someone who actually WILL listen. A counselour should hear you out no matter what, right?


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Re: Been having a lot of flashbacks lately :( - May 14th 2012, 07:16 PM

Hey there,

I'm so sorry that you've been dealing with flashbacks. It's definitely a hard thing to experience especially on a daily basis. I'm honestly not sure of how to escape flashbacks. However, there are grounding techniques to keep you in the "here and now." When you wake up in the middle of the night, try to go outside or open your window and breathe in the cool air. I find that sometimes, it helps me. You can also take a warm shower, read a book, text a friend, etc. It's really easy to slip into another reality - the past reality - but it gets easier! Have you ever tried talking to a counsellor about your flashbacks? They have to take you seriously and listen to your side of the story, despite the stereotypes regarding sexual abuse.

I really hope things get easier for you. I'm here if you ever need to talk.
   
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Re: Been having a lot of flashbacks lately :( - May 16th 2012, 02:01 AM

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yeah, I kinda saw that coming... :/ But maybe you need someone who actually WILL listen. A counselour should hear you out no matter what, right?
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Re: Been having a lot of flashbacks lately :( - May 16th 2012, 01:42 PM

No counseler will listen? o.o I'm very suprised. Isn't there anyone who believes you?


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Re: Been having a lot of flashbacks lately :( - May 19th 2012, 07:34 PM

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Re: Been having a lot of flashbacks lately :( - May 21st 2012, 06:06 AM

Hey there, I know it can be hard when not many people believe you, but you can't give up, you have to try to keep reaching out to find the people who will believe you and help you. It's hard to deal with people who don't believe you, especially in situations like this, but you just have to keep trying to find someone who will.


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