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Hi Ellen,

Welcome to the forum, well done for being brave enough to post. It sounds like you have been carrying around a lot of trauma for a long time and now it is probably time to deal with it. I know that it can be a long wait for NHS counselling but something that I think could really help you is a course called ‘The Freedom Programme’. Many of the women on this forum have done it so you could ask them about it. It’s a great opportunity to share experiences and learn about abuse and abusers. It’s a great experience and many women talk very highly of it.

In the mean time keep posting and sharing how you are feeling. It is good to be open and talk to people who have a deep understanding of what you have been through. Falling sky is right, maybe it’s time now to stop lying about what you have been through and start being open. It might surprise you who in your close friends and family understand more than you would have thought.

It’s great to have you with us. Keep posting.

Best wishes


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