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abuse - January 3rd 2010, 04:48 PM

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well i sexually abused when i was eight and it lasted for about two years is there anything that anyone can tell me to help me with the flashbacks everything that i have tried hasnt helped and i just want to get over what has happen and i want to just move on but i cant because when i get the flashbacks there is so much pain that i feel when i get them
   
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Re: abuse - January 3rd 2010, 06:20 PM

I understand how hard this can be however there’s not a whole lot I can say because I don’t know any details, have you talked to you’re your parents about it. Is this something you’ve been keeping a secret.

Generally when people tell others it helps with the healing process I’m sure someone on this site will have better advice then I but my meaning behind posting is to support you.

So with that been said I wish you all the best if you want to talk or just want a friend feel free to add me or Pm me anytime.
   
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Re: abuse - January 4th 2010, 08:38 PM

First off I just want to say that I'm very sorry about wut happened to you. You do deserve that or to hurt the way you do now. Let me just tell you that I understand where your coming from. I was almost raped in 7th grade and I have had flashbacks also... It may be hard to endure now but trust me... it'll get better. I'm not saying you'll completely forget wut happened because no one does... I'm saying there will come a time that it will be behind you... your past and It WON'T consume your present. I wish I could give you advice on the "right" technique to get rid of flashbacks but that's just the thing... there is no "right" way to do so. For me it just took time and a lot of soul searching. I also focused on my religon. I don't know if these things will work for you but just know that you are NOT alone and you'll see a brighter day soon. PM me if you need to talk or any help.


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Re: abuse - January 4th 2010, 11:28 PM

Hello,

I know that this must be such a difficult time. As hard as it may be, try to remain positive and strong through this storm. You can get through this, and be stronger for it. What you have been put through was terrible and awful, but that does not mean that you cannot overcome it.

Have you talked to anyone about what happened to you? It may seem scary at first, but it can help so much in the long run. You could talk to anyone you trust; a family member, a close friend, a teacher. All of these people can offer you the support you need to get through this.

When dealing with flashbacks, it's important to keep reminding yourself that the memories are just that; memories. It's not happening again, your safe and that person can no longer hurt you. Walking around, stomping your feet, and gripping and ice cube are all great ways to ground yourself.

Take care. If you ever need to talk, you can usually find me around here somewhere. I'm always up for a chat. <3


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