I've never done this before but I have to do something. I'm

AMMAdrift's picture
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I've never done this before but I have to do something. I'm spiraling here. I am getting out of a 20 year relationship, where I spent 9 of those years being abused by my husband. Kinda makes it hard to sum up what all is going on in my head. I was diagnosed with PTSD almost a year ago, both from a violent childhood and a long-term abusive relationship. I make progress then something happens and I feel like I'm back to square one. When it's bad like right now I have no impulse control, maxing maybe 4 hours of sleep a night, nightmares, drinking a lot, having blackouts, and my anger is off the charts. I just can't seem to get control and really have no one to talk to other than my therapist. Anyone have any advice?

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ptsdwarrior's picture
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Sep 17

@Muffet Hopefully there are meetups already for support. Starting a meetup on meetup.com isn't free unfortunately. It's like $120 a year or something.

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AMMAdrift's picture
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Sep 17

@ptsdwarrior Thank you. I will definitely try it. I too get panic attacks so I'll do that if I feel one coming on. I'm glad to hear you've found things to help you cope as well. I'll have to look up that bed.

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AMMAdrift's picture
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Sep 17

@Muffet Yes, the change in my life is both good and bad. My life is almost unrecognizable and I feel like a baby starting from scratch. I did recently hear about Meetups and have thought of joining some groups even to just make some friends. My husband kept me really isolated, so even that is scary, putting myself out there, making decisions for myself, having friends. But you're right, I know what I would say to a friend, I just have to be brave enough to take the right steps and keep moving forward. Thank you for your advice:)

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