Posted by long time exer on August 24, 2010 at 13:27:23
In Reply to: Re: Trying to understand posted by workerbee on August 23, 2010 at 04:51:08:
I am sorry to hear about your very painful losses with close family and your own struggles with nightmares. It's not an unusual thing to happen- the nightmares. I don't know if you have had an opportunity to get any counseling for this. It's hard to find resources but a good place to start is by calling an area women's crisis hotline. People that answer can often refer you to some support groups and in larger cities, even therapy- oftentimes funded by donors or offered on a sliding scale fee. You don't have to be in an immediate crisis to call the hotline. While significant support, as far as a support group, may not be found- regarding growing up in and surviving a destructive cult, some other group that offers support for having grown up in a household with domestic abuse and violence, can provide a setting where you will relate to many things, like the nightmares, the nuclear family disrupted and destroyed with issues of sexual, physical and emotional abuses.
If you can't find a hotline in your area, there are national hotlines in pretty much every western country where you might get a referral for something in your area. You deserve support, comfort, and personal care to energize you while you continue to support your own family. I think you are an amazing person and I hope you write more and find support of some kind in your area where you can find people who you can build relationships with in a safe way. Please hang in there and I hope the best for you.
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