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Forums / PTSD & Trauma / New feelings .

Topic: New feelings .

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  1. Supermum
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    113 posts
    19 July 2020

    Hello.

    The past 2 years have been difficult and have dragged up old memories that explain why I do the things I do, react the way I do and feel the way I do. I was abused by my brother when I was younger very early teens something that I have not disclosed to anyone until I told my psychologist this year. It’s something that has altered the way I feel about myself and being intimate. He didn’t physically touch me but he asked me to do inappropriate things and put pornography on when we were alone. He still tells me things that are quite intimate and that clearly make me uncomfortable. We moved counties so my children have never had to be protected as it were until I had to go home as my mum was sick and I took my eldest daughter with me . My brother gave her a hug as it had been 10 years since he saw her and I felt sick to my stomach.

    Thank fully he will probably never meet them as we live so far away but since these memories have surfaced I am struggling . Today especially .

     

  2. uncut_gems
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    20 July 2020 in reply to Supermum

    Hi Supermum,

    I'm so sorry that this happened to you, and that the painful memories are resurfacing. It sounds like you disclosed this for the first time to your psychologist around the time you saw your brother again, which can't have made either easy, whichever came first.

    In telling your psychologist, you took the first and biggest step towards healing. It may be a long process, but what matters most is that you set the process in motion. That's a huge achievement.

    Some days will be harder than others– glad you came here on a hard one, and always happy to chat more.

    Warmly,

    Gems

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