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Old 06-03-2012, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Use your mind and your rational thoughts to fight it...you can't FEEL it away, you've got to REASON it away.
I'm good at reasoning, but when my husband ripped apart our family, reason was not what I felt. Hot rage followed by calm. I'd let some of the rage and frustration and grief out for a few minutes, then I'd send it away. Reasoning isn't going to help this. Only getting where you feel safe enough to let yourself be angry, let yourself feel it, express it and own it as yours. Not the background person who you let out once in a while.

The writing exercise is intellectual, and reasoning. But it won't help if the often repressed anger is not vented. You need to feel it and claim it and then you can look at it openly. I couldn't go there until I spent some time crying and funing and writing him a few letters (unsent) to tell him what I felt about him. Putting it into actual words made it possible to look further.

I can reason problems which are not deeply emotional based, but they don't keep me from sleeping. This kind of trauma must be dealt with in all its angles.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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If you have a pdoc they can certify your animal a "pet assistance therapy" dog and the landlord HAS to allow it, per ADA.
Didn't know that, I'll look into it. Thank you.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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When I was 12, something awful happened to me, no need for details. In the 7 years since this incident, I haven't slept at night at all. I can sleep during the day, though. The idea of being asleep at night absolutely terrifies, just the thought that something bad could happen and no one would be awake to help me. It gives me a weird sense of comfort in knowing that someone in my house is awake while I'm sleeping. I've tried any sort of sleep aid a doctor can give, but none of them have any effect on me. Is there anything you can think of that could possibly help me other than sleep aids?
Get a night time job....Then it will feel normal to sleep during the day. Also, tell someone you trust what happened....the only way to get over something traumatic is to talk about it..A counselor, a parent...Someone you trust to advise you. You may need a professional to walk you through the healing process...it will help. Good luck to you
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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Didn't know that, I'll look into it. Thank you.
you are welcome.
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