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« on: June 20, 2016, 09:02:26 PM »
I came here to learn about C-PTSD, because apparently, it's killing me inside and I need some help. I don't really know where to go from here, other than to lurk for a while in an attempt to try to figure myself out. My history is severe repeated mental, emotional and sexual trauma from different offenders. And I think admitting that I'm hurting myself is the 1st step in a better life. I can't even say that I'm trying to get myself back, because I never had myself to begin with. So I hope I figure this out.

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 10:40:15 PM »
Hi innocentenigma ,

Welcome to Out of the FOG! It sounds like you are dealing with a lot of issues and glad you found us. Since you have identified yourself as someone suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Disorder, or CPTSD, we want to make you aware of a couple things as you settle in.

At OOTF, we often welcome members who are dealing with CPTSD as a consequence of having been in a relationship with someone who suffers from a personality disorder. Nevertheless, we recognize that CPTSD sufferers have a distinct and unique set of concerns and issues they are dealing with - and have recognized the need for a separate forum. So we have helped to launch one called Out of the Storm at http://CPTSD.org - a support site specifically designed for people who suffer from CPTSD - Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We encourage you to check it out!

Meanwhile, here at Out of the FOG, we come to discuss our relationship issues as they pertain to the other people in our lives with a PD, and welcome your participation. We have a number of sections, including one called Working on Us for dealing with recovery from those relationships.

We also encourage you to be sure and check out these links:

CPTSD Description http://outofthefog.net/CommonNonBehaviors/CPTSD.html

The 51% Rule http://www.outofthefog.net/CommonNonBehaviors/51PercentRule.html

Tool Box http://www.outofthefog.net/CommonNonBehaviors/Toolbox.html

Boundaries http://www.outofthefog.net/CommonNonBehaviors/Boundaries.html

Thanks for joining us and again, welcome to Out of the FOG!

"You can understand and have compassion for someone and still not want a relationship with them."
Amanda E. White, LPC @therapyforwomen

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