In Reply to: Re: To Goth posted by Sara on November 09, 2002 at 06:30:22:
Sara, I do know that people need to come to terms with healing at their own rate, and I would not try to push that on anyone that is not wanting to speak to FGAs. I have never posted on Moving On except to post some resources on one or two occasions. I think I react sometimes because though I have been out for a long time, I have not personally gotten online or into therapy in relation to the family stuff until pretty recently. I was surprised at first by the division between generations seeing as how we are all exers. At the time I got on, I found out about three different deaths of adults who had joined when they were young. Then I read the James Penn letters and saw peoples stories at M.O. I am glad for the dialogue that does occur here. As far as I know this board is not age exclusive, and I think that is good. I also think it is good for SGA/SGs to have their space. I am very glad you are posting here. I do learn from you. I think you may want to check into resources for yourself. A good reference gathering place is a women's center. Have you heard of RAINN? They have a 24/7 hotline for people that have survived Rape, Abuse or Incest, and refer to womens centers in the area nearest you. Getting on a rape crisis hotline in your local area (doesn't mean you have to have just been raped) you can get a lot of references according to your need including whatever your local center may provide. They can be reached for general info. at www.rainn.org (hope that is right.) There are lots of grants and loans, etc. for people of all ages. Finding a (good) social worker or therapist may be a very good first step in connecting to what is available. Are you more or less parenting your sisters? Try calling the hotline!! I used it myself in the past. I wish YOU and your sisters the best.