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originally posted by: Dwoodward85
a reply to: EternalShadow
Again not going into TMI details, but it has screwed up my "love life", it has made me question my orientation, it has made me fear the touch of another person leading to OCD and a minor case of Anxiety and a lack of trusting for human beings (which is why ATS is a blessing in some ways).
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
What is the old saying,"people don't always remenber the good but they remember the bad",I'm very sure this would effect someone,some to more of an effect then others,some experiance grief after joy,they conditioned them selves,and at a young age these become instinctual,.not unlike people bullied called racist names,sexual gender orientation,I'm very sure it would be a constant mental battle
originally posted by: WUNK22
Great thought provoking thread! Oh yeah, non political!! Thank God...... at 5 years old my father died in an accident in front of me on vacation. I've been diagnosed with PTSD from it, it manifests in severe panic disorder. To the point on not able to function, with a low dose antidepressant I live a pretty normal life. Can't do things were I can't escape, planes, trains, large crowds, traffic jams. So a simple answer is.....some scares never heal. No matter what people say, you can't just get over it, it's deeply programmed. My storie is not unique...
That's been fifty years ago
And you can go by there yet
There's a spot in that yard
In the back of that shack
Where the ground is always wet
And on certain nights
If the moon is right
Down by that dark footpath
You can hear three young men screaming
And you can hear one old man laugh
If you ever go back into Wooley Swamp
Well, you better not go at night
There's things out there in the middle of them woods
That'd make a strong man die from fright
Things that crawl and things that fly
And things that creep around on the ground
And they say the ghost of Lucius Clay
Gets up and he walks around
originally posted by: EternalShadow
a reply to: Realtruth
My girls were never abused or hit either. They are grown women now, assured of their place in the world, their direction and now Dad is sifting through the mess I never let them see.
Kinda like bottling twice really.
I'm ashamed of not letting them know of such things, and at the same time, I'm ashamed for discounting them for who they are to understand such things.
There are just something parents just don't share to ensure our kids have a solid base.
a lack of trusting for human beings