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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-03 10:51 AM
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31. i had abuse and other issues
I am supposedly a high functioning autistic and also experienced a good bit of physical/emotional abuse. So while I don't think therapists know much if anything about treating these traumas, please read my previous post and get some hope from that. Things do get better. They just do. If nothing else, you get to an age where you really don't give a hoot about what happened when you were 8 years old or whatever. Time is the great healer. Don't give up. You can make it. There's a big, beautiful world out there. Look to the future, not the past, is my suggestion. Therapy perhaps dwells too much in the past. As you get older, memories fade, or their accuracy changes so much that there is no point any longer wondering if what you remember is really "true" -- it probably isn't, so don't stress it.

You will be happy one day. Don't give up hope.
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  -does therapy ever really help anyone that is really messed up? toddzilla  Oct-28-03 06:47 PM   #0 
  - I like to think it can  proud patriot   Oct-28-03 06:52 PM   #1 
  - Yes, it can be very helpful  Booberdawg   Oct-28-03 06:54 PM   #2 
  - i disagree  7th_Sephiroth   Oct-29-03 05:21 AM   #28 
  - It can.  Iris   Oct-28-03 06:54 PM   #3 
  - Depends On The Therapy  HornBuckler   Oct-28-03 06:54 PM   #4 
  - I say it can't hurt if you try , todzilla  Droopy   Oct-28-03 06:56 PM   #5 
  - been there, done that..  toddzilla   Oct-28-03 07:01 PM   #7 
     - Have you tried more than one therapist?  Iris   Oct-28-03 07:07 PM   #8 
     - That's what the shrinks are there for  Droopy   Oct-28-03 07:11 PM   #10 
     - Serious emotional neglect...  Hell Hath No Fury   Oct-28-03 07:14 PM   #11 
     - i had abuse and other issues  amazona   Oct-29-03 10:51 AM   #31 
  - Yes if you want to work on changing  JackSwift   Oct-28-03 06:59 PM   #6 
  - sure does.  kodi   Oct-28-03 07:07 PM   #9 
  - Yes, it can.  Laszlo_Hollyfeld   Oct-28-03 07:21 PM   #12 
  - yep. I knew I had found a good therapist when  Iris   Oct-28-03 07:25 PM   #13 
  - Does it ever help? Yes. Does it always help? NO.  smallprint   Oct-28-03 08:20 PM   #14 
  - while that sounds good, very few of us have friends who can be  Iris   Oct-28-03 08:51 PM   #15 
  - yep  BigMcLargehuge   Oct-28-03 09:25 PM   #16 
  - Yes  TrogL   Oct-28-03 09:26 PM   #17 
  - No  qwertyMike   Oct-28-03 09:29 PM   #18 
  - i've tried so many of the available medications as well...  toddzilla   Oct-28-03 09:37 PM   #19 
     - I've tried all that too.....Toddzilla.....  DemEx_pat   Oct-29-03 02:24 AM   #21 
        - Agreed - the LITTLE things  qwertyMike   Oct-29-03 03:41 AM   #23 
        - We are all dealt a hand of cards in life  qwertyMike   Oct-29-03 03:45 AM   #24 
           - Yes, you reach a point where you have to give up all of the  DemEx_pat   Oct-29-03 04:22 AM   #25 
           - Where'd you get that "bumper sticker"?  TrogL   Oct-29-03 04:45 AM   #26 
  - Time is a great healer.  RuB   Oct-28-03 10:01 PM   #20 
  - I haven't been able to get much satisfaction from therapy.  foxy   Oct-29-03 02:47 AM   #22 
  - "That's a trick question"  Nlighten1   Oct-29-03 05:15 AM   #27 
  - i've used this analogy lately..  toddzilla   Oct-29-03 07:38 AM   #29 
     - "i think i need to leave it broken and start walking i guess."  amazona   Oct-29-03 10:54 AM   #32 
  - not to my knowledge  amazona   Oct-29-03 10:48 AM   #30 

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