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  •  PTSD (5+ / 0-)

    Thanks for your suggestions. He very well might suffer from PTSD having fought and lost friends--especially a commander and a soldier of his--in the Lebanon War. That very well might have been why I tried to give to him all that I could, until I couldn't, and why he resisted help, because he felt he needed to be strong and untouched. Hopefully he has found the help he needs.

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      about his service in the JDF, and the domestic struggle you related, I felt like I was seeing the same bad old movie again, this time from the outside. But whatever his problems they are just that, his problems.

      Your responsibility is to yourself. What you've gone through is all too common, and yet so many sit and suffer with their experiences alone. Please try some sort of support group. Finding out how commonplace, and how not your fault, or even his, really, the whole sad tale is can take a burden off your shoulders.

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      by DaNang65 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 02:00:33 PM PST

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      •  Taking care of myself--and others (2+ / 0-)
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        Nulwee, irishwitch

        Thanks for your suggestion. My I first blogged about this in the midst of the abuse I was floored by how many women said they had experienced the same things. It is shocking how we are mistreated and how we mistreat ourselves by keeping silent, some degree of shame for being abused. My intention is to volunteer with a domestic abuse center. I feel the need to reach out and help, that that is how I will continue to keep that burden off my shoulders. Thank you for your words.

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