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Tue Feb 8, 2022, 07:12 PM

Processing my familial PTSD

You know, it's been bad enough to heal myself from the malignant narcissism regularly doled out by my father. Not to mention his explosive hysterical temper. I literally wake up each morning and remind myself that he's not alive and I'm safe.

I'm also processing how he terrified my brother and my sister. My sister was so scared of our father, that she was a positive Quisling against me at any opportunity. I suppose it was to distract and redirect our father's ire away from her. Talk about sleeping with the enemy. I never laid a hand on her, not even in reflex. Not to mention that she'd run to our father and I wasn't looking for more trouble. To make things more strange, my sister had a pathological need for our father to love her; but he was incapable of loving anyone. She was mad/depressed that she wasn't getting her pay-off.

After our father passed, my sister seemed to wake up and started to understand our trauma.

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no_hypocrisy Feb 2022 OP
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I_UndergroundPanther Feb 2022 #3
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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 07:31 PM

1. I'm sorry

May you find peace

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 8, 2022, 07:41 PM

2. Thank you.

Like AA, one day at a time. (I belong to Daddys Anonymous.)

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 10:56 PM

3. I have PTSD too

Its really hard work processing the past.
I wish you peace and to understand.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Tue Feb 22, 2022, 11:51 PM

4. All I can offer is a hug, so... HUGS! (n/t)

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