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I Have Abuse Flashbacks

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    The Ultimate Form Of Deception

    Rough night...childhood flashbacks...again. Can't pinpoint any one particular trigger...just seems to be accumulative...the whole big picture...both then and now. Like a ton of bricks it levels you. Out of the blue...blindsided...again...when you thought you were doing fine. Will...
    Solitaire1 Solitaire1 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 22, 2011

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    Oh I Remember...

    its always at night, i lay my head on my soft comfy pillow and in flows the thoughts of life and questions and then the memories and flashbacks.oh i remember when i was even younger than today maybe 7 or so. i remember the stove, fire , my fathes bellowing voice, and my burning...
    apml apml 16-17, F Feb 28, 2012

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    Is It Real? Or Just A Dream.

    ***Animal cruetly triggers*** I've been having dreams about my uncle laltely. My mom has 7 brothers, this one is stranger than all of her brothers. He's the second oldest brother ( I think) and he acts more childish than all of them. He says strange things to my sister, like...
    LivDragonfly LivDragonfly 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    Do Not Read If You Don't Want to Know Part of What Happens In the Movie Gran Torino

    I don't really get them a lot.  They're actually very, very, very rare, but when they happen they're pretty nuts.  They last for a couple minutes and then after that I realize that it's stupid to let it plague my mind so I tell myself to stop.  And so I stop. The...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    I Cant Believe What I Did. And I Cant Believe The Reason.

    Being abused mentally and physically is something i got used to. Its just something that happened in my house. My Father was around, always was. But he wasnt a dad. He hates me. Hes told me so. The only memorys i have are of being screamed at or hit. So when a guy that was old...
    foreverashamed foreverashamed 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    I dated a murderer

    I once dated someone who I loved so much, I would have done anything for . I was 21 years old, he was 22 . We were the most inseperable couple out there . There wasn't a day that we weren't together . To me it felt like a relief to have someone that close to me in my life . I was...
    remember22 remember22 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    I Don'T Think I Can Do This

    It's so hard. I just want to be able to drive down the road, go to the grocery store, have coffee, lunch with a friend, a hug, a kiss. I am tortured by my own memories. Some of which I don't even remember properly. I am afraid all the time. I don't want to be here. I don't want...
    LolahP LolahP 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    They Are the Worse...

    I suffer from abuse flashhbacks, they are no fun living with, and having to deal with on a basis. I hate it more than anyone can possibly understand. I was diagnossed with PTSD, and it explains why I get the flashbacks, as bad as I do. I don't like dealing with them at all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    Good Times and Bad, They Are There

    I've wrote a few stories briefly explaining some of the abuse I dealt with as a child, I guess it's time to talk about the flashbacks and triggers. My flashbacks can be so real, so graphic, they cause tunnel vision and take me to my knees. I can most times feel the same feelings...
    ImminentDisaster ImminentDisaster 26-30, M 8 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Abuse Flashbacks Are Here Again.

    I wondered if my abuse memories would start up again. It's like they have a separate life of their own.  In 1993, I had 12 yrs of sobriety and 7yrs of counseling.  The memories would increase in severity.  Abuse memories can be different...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 28, 2008

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    Many Times Flash Backs Are Like The Seasons

    they come and go witht he time of the year basic when they happened i thing. many times things in our life trigger them or if we are under stress they seem to be able to attack easyer which there was a pill to make them stop or to remove some of the feelings but so far never...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 19, 2011

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    And I Desperately Wish My Mind Would Just Stay In The Present.

    I don't have flashbacks as much as I used to and of that I am very grateful, but sometimes the triggers are simply everywhere...which means that so are my mind and emotions. My family was horribly abusive; those who didn't actively abuse me neglected me, and friends of the...
    ManuNani ManuNani 31-35 Sep 2, 2012

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    Just Like It's Happening Again.

    The lights are off. Almost asleep, have to get the rest for work in the morning. I shut my eyes, and im back. Back to being 4, remembering exactly, as if it was now. Standing on the side walk. Doing something to make him mad. I cant remember what, but then theres a hand coming at...
    foreverashamed foreverashamed 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    I have many scars from self infliction. I was a drug addict, I was a cutter, I would punch walls, I would burn myself with my lite cigarettes, I'd punch myself in the face etc. I...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I am so blessed to still be alive! For years I was a drug addict and alcoholic. The veins in my arms collapsed and hid under the muscles so that now, after being clean for over 7...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    being blessed with such a rare talent, you could have been one of the best running backs ever. Adrian (all day) Peterson... You are a sick man. Abusing your two sons ESPECIALLY...
    Spencaa92 Spencaa92 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I need to ask a question for any women my age. Please understand that I'm not trying to make you feel uncomfortable or flirt, nothing like that. Just looking for some feedback. How...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    My ex abused me physically, mentally, and sexually. He would grab my arms so hard he left bruises, and there was one day I remember he tried to crush my head into the seat of his...
    kaikins kaikins 18-21 1 Response Aug 19

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    anyone available to talk tonight? I am having some flashbacks and I feel bad. :(
    EmmaBrun EmmaBrun 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 28

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    Before, i was unable to tell this story. It was very hard. The only way i have managed to come through in speaking of it was to talk to a friend about it, then soon another friend...
    iris801 iris801 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    My sister states that she was sexually abused by our father. We haven't spoken about it in much detail all she ever said about it is that she remembers his weight on her and she...
    ShareToHeal ShareToHeal 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    When i was a very little girl, between 2 - 5 i think. My daddy left us. Us being me, my brother, and my mom. She worked very hard to take care of us. Therefore I never had a lot of...
    CleverSiri CleverSiri 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    20 Facts about me 1. God, Family, School/Career, Finding my true love are the order of my priorities in life 2. Blue and green are my favorite colors 3. I love sweets especially...
    JustOrdinaryGirl JustOrdinaryGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I was "disciplined" by being hit with a belt or sometimes even punched. I understand you need to have your kids in check. But Some kids, like myself, didn't respond positively to a...
    pricilagudi pricilagudi 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    After several suicide attempts and self harm, I was voluntary admitted to a psychiatric hospital.. I was 20 years old. I was put in the Azure Unit, which was on ground floor, of...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 1 Response 34 mins ago

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    Triggers. Rapid cycling bipolar. With borderline. And intellect. And imagination. Meets jerk. Recognizes jerk traits. Flashes back to pain from jerks. Wants...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    How is it that I will be enjoying myself 100% and then out of no where I will have a flashback. It is extremely frustrating and I hate seeing how it effects the ones who love me. I...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Since I gave birth, I have a lot of very different flashbacks. It's sometimes very disturbing. It's not traumatic, it's just because I feel I had different identities throughout my...
    CantatriceChauve CantatriceChauve 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Does anyone have any ways of coping with flashbacks? They are horrible things that are starting to last longer and longer. It's effecting my studies, social life and daily routines...
    HC12345 HC12345 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My best friend was abused as a child and from the stories he told me, I am still really distraught over what his Dad did to him. It was physical and emotional abuse. People always...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Tonight my best friend is spending the night and she let me use her phone to call Ashton and he made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe and I was snorting uncontrollably well...
    SlimsB SlimsB 16-17, F Aug 24

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    My sister (3 yrs older) sexually abused me when I was 11. She was abused by my grandfather. I get flashes of her holding me down kissing and touching me - I felt guilty, sick and...
    lulumonta lulumonta 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 17

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    Anyone knowing my own personal experiences won't be supprised that I'm against it, but what is "it" exactly? Child abuse. It's not always sexual, not even physical... it's taking...
    ValR ValR 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I have been holding this in for about 6 months now. Of course friends and family know, but I always feel restricted on what I can tell them. So, here it is. I was raped in college...
    rachh4321 rachh4321 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    where do you start... at the beginning I guess. It all started when I was 4, I can remember trying to tell my mother about it,, She either didn't want to except it or didn't...
    wnme wnme 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I was 8years old mom thought he was great i however disagreed he raped me several times and would make me promise not to say anything he would hit to ensure i wouldnt say anything...
    Liv4 Liv4 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been researching articles on how to uncover lost memories. I wanted, needed to know exactly what happened to me. I thought that was everything. It was enough to convince me...
    CleverSiri CleverSiri 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Survivor means I lived to tell the story. I will tell the story even though the ones who hurt me made me sure that no-one would ever believe me. I will tell the story even though...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    When I was 4 years old my parents were divorced. I remember 2 police cars driving up the road while my mother and dad were yelling at each other. My mother got custody of me and my...
    mymindhurts mymindhurts 18-21, F Sep 4

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    The combination of those aspects of treatment can assist the person from Austin to obtain to the basis from the drug or alcohol habit; this give them Using the finest prospect of...
    Ethan614c4ap9 Ethan614c4ap9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    On Sexual Abuse I will go, with the reason I am composing this letter, this is I'm sending this missive, because my daughter who is 8, was sexually assaulted, By my 22 year old...
    IrmaH IrmaH 36-40 Aug 21

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    On Sexual Abuse I will go, with the reason I am composing this letter, this is I'm sending this missive, because my daughter who is 8, was sexually assaulted, By my 22 year old...
    IrmaH IrmaH 36-40 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Never talked about it more then two or three times in my life and yesterday I just said it to my best friend and I saw his reaction then I knew I never told him that I was abused...
    Dengel85 Dengel85 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I have a friend, who I will call Melissa (not her real name) who has more than her share of challenges in life. I have known her most of my life as we attended the same grade...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm 100% to support animal. Animal can't speak for them self and I'm sure they do not do any harm to anyone. I'm sick how people in this world treating the animal. God created...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20

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