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    • #88514
      Justholdingon
      Participant

      I’ve been fighting the freakoutness over having to tslk to men all day long at work (women too but men are my problem).

      Ended up completely freaking out with my ptsd and forced to take time off work.

      Manager says she reckons its not work that is the problem but I should take more time off. How am I supposed to afford this? I’m a single mum and I’m dreading my paypacket at the end of the month.

    • #88765
      ultimatelyStrong
      Participant

      I’m in the same position. Even the fact I can’t afford loo roll isn’t scaring me as much as the anxiety I feel about going out and to work.

      Have you been signed off by your doctor? Have you checked what benefits you can get while signed off? I am self employed so being signed off means nothing but I have a young baby so am supported to a degree by universal credit.

      I’ve been referred for counselling are you seeing anyone? I’m planning to apply for PUP when I’m feeling up to it.

    • #88766
      ultimatelyStrong
      Participant

      PIP not PUP

    • #88775
      Escapee
      Participant

      I don’t know how anyone can be expected to function normally whilst we are dealing with the fallout of abuse!

      I can’t even cope with a room full of women let alone add men to that equation!

      Have you got a WA support worker – they’ll be able to advise and support you to claim help.

      Xx

    • #89160
      Fudgecake
      Participant

      It’s very hard dealing with men after abuse. I try to remind myself that it wasn’t them that hurt me but I’m still on high alert.
      I guess it’s normal to feel like this but not pleasant all the same.

    • #92711
      Justholdingon
      Participant

      Thank you all for replying. Been having a shut away session in my mind for a while. I’ve given in my notice at work, but God knows what I’m going to do now.

    • #92712
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      hi i totally understand your pain. i work in mental health and learning difficulties. trying to function in that work environment really takes its toll. i couldn’t get any financial help from anywhere my only option was debt management. these horrible parasites of men strip us from everything even down to our dignity. i send a big hug i up you get through this.. xx

    • #92745
      Justholdingon
      Participant

      Thank you

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