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12 Jan 2006

Abused a lifetime ago
I know I need help, I just am not brave enough to get it. I am a thirty something female with a family who was abused as a child. I finaly after a few years of abuse took the man I then believed my father to court and he was found guilty and given a suspended sentence. After a few years I moved on with my life and life became pretty normal, or so I thought. I now, 12 years later find that I battle with everything. I do things because I have to, I always make sure I do my best in everything and I work hard at taking care of everyting. I tend to overdue it because that way I do not have to deal with these feelings I have when I have 5 min of doing nothing. Sometimes one thinks that all this is just not worth it.
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01 Jan 0001

it should not require bravery to see a good local shrink, who will make you feel at easy and help you to assess the situation and your needs, soon and usefully. For counselling, you'd do better to see someone with a practical, CBT-style approach rather than someone analytically oriented, using obsolete or disproved methods to wallow in the past. The right counselling could help you to recapture your strengths and develop them further, and to leave behind the sadness of the past. It will most assuredly be worth it
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