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Forum: Veterans Board 11-11-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,938
Posted By popcorn
cut off family of origin and feeling sad

Hi all,
I haven't been on in ages... and overall things in my life have been good. Working, married, 2 kids, 4 & 8.

Like many people here, my family of origin (parents) was abusive. For a long...
Forum: Veterans Board 10-11-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,794
Posted By popcorn
Welcome back. Can you say more about what's going...

Welcome back. Can you say more about what's going on inside other than "lost?" Do you know what you're feeling, what the stressors are, etc?
Forum: Veterans Board 10-11-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,172
Posted By popcorn
I'm sorry you're struggling-- can you try to...

I'm sorry you're struggling-- can you try to reach out for some support? Meds in my experience have been super helpful when I have been dealing with thoughts/feelings like the ones you stated. It can...
Forum: First Aid Advice 09-06-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By popcorn
Icon Question Question about burn on scar tissue

Hello wise community,

This is somewhat graphic but NOT SI-related.

So-- I have scar tissue on my forearm from previous self-injury burns. I have not self-injured in several years now (yay, knock...
Forum: Veterans Board 02-05-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,279
Posted By popcorn
Hi there, That is tough-- you have been through...

Hi there,

That is tough-- you have been through so much and are in a good place now, it sounds like, but don't want the past to repeat itself. It is natural to fear that what happened before will...
Forum: Abuse and Bullying Support 18-07-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By popcorn
Hey, I'm sorry you are having a hard time. I...

Hey,

I'm sorry you are having a hard time.
I think flashbacks *can* have you completely losing track of where you are presently, but I think they can also be like what you described. I have had...
Forum: Abuse and Bullying Support 16-07-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By popcorn
Hey there, Well, decisions about medication and...

Hey there,

Well, decisions about medication and therapy are pretty personal, and I can't tell you for sure if you absolutely "need" it or not, but I will say it sounds like you are really...
Forum: Abuse and Bullying Support 15-07-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By popcorn
Hey, It sounds to me like you are doing ALL the...

Hey,
It sounds to me like you are doing ALL the important things right, by protecting yourself and your brother, and probably making a lot of personal sacrifices in the past 2 years to be...
Forum: Veterans Board 11-07-2013, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By popcorn
Thanks for the support, and thanks for helping...

Thanks for the support, and thanks for helping write a letter to my dad!
It's really touching that you feel so strongly-- and really brings home the fact that so many people are able to be empathetic...
Forum: Abuse and Bullying Support 10-07-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By popcorn
Hi, I'm so sorry that you are struggling with...

Hi,

I'm so sorry that you are struggling with this. Your brother is so lucky to have you, and it's amazing that, not having had good parental modeling for how to raise a kid, you have gone out of...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 08-07-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By popcorn
Hi there, I'm so sorry about your struggles with...

Hi there,

I'm so sorry about your struggles with IBS. I don't have it but have several friends/relatives who do, so I feel like I have a pretty good sense of it. And I think that a lot of people...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 08-07-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By popcorn
Hey, I concur it's great and not to be...

Hey,

I concur it's great and not to be underestimated how self-aware and thoughtful you are being.

Second, I think it makes tons of sense for you to be anxious about losing things-- even negative...
Forum: Serious Discussion and Advice 06-07-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By popcorn
Well, in my experience MHS can help in general...

Well, in my experience MHS can help in general when you are feeling like you can't cope, helping give a 'reality check' for distorted thoughts etc-- sometimes it can take a while, as not all...
Forum: General Support and Advice 06-07-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By popcorn
Yeah, what they said. And, (some) people like...

Yeah, what they said.

And, (some) people like others to be like them, to want what they want, etc-- it reinforces their view of the world and makes them feel comfortable about their choices, rather...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 05-07-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,924
Posted By popcorn
Hi Zab, I'm sorry you're going through that-- it...

Hi Zab,

I'm sorry you're going through that-- it sounds really tough and sometimes bureaucracies and rules are so unhelpful.

I think it sounds like the feelings you are having make a ton of sense,...
Forum: Mental Health Discussion and Support 05-07-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By popcorn
A good therapist should also be able and happy to...

A good therapist should also be able and happy to talk with you about your concerns regarding confiding in him/her and trusting. I think it makes a lot of sense to not just want to spill your guts...
Forum: Veterans Board 05-07-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By popcorn
No, life sure isn't (or isn't supposed to be)...

No, life sure isn't (or isn't supposed to be) about battling your own mind all the time! There are lots of meds, and some strategies, that can help with anxiety. It certainly sounds like the anxiety...
Forum: Veterans Board 05-07-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By popcorn
I am sorry that you are having such a hard time. ...

I am sorry that you are having such a hard time. I think it can be hard to find out things about yourself when you feel like you are old enough that you're supposed to know yourself.

You probably...
Forum: Veterans Board 05-07-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By popcorn
Thanks so much for the responses. I really...

Thanks so much for the responses. I really appreciate it.
I think that I will send my dad an email reiterating the one from before and let him know that I need to know he will abide by the ground...
Forum: Veterans Board 03-07-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By popcorn
Visit to Dread Family of Origin-- sorry so long

Hi all,
I hope this is the right place for this. My wife and I are planning a trip south with our toddler daughter to visit my parents, who were abusive in various ways, including sexual abuse from...
Forum: Veterans Board 03-07-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,076
Posted By popcorn
I'm Popcorn and I'm 35. I've been on and off the...

I'm Popcorn and I'm 35. I've been on and off the site for years, and it's always nice to see more older vets. Not that there's anything wrong with younger vets! I've been SI-free for a few years...
Forum: Veterans Board 28-03-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By popcorn
I agree that emailing the teacher was a great...

I agree that emailing the teacher was a great first step. You can reiterate with Lucas that everybody works at a different pace, and people may do some things slowly and others quickly, everybody's...
Forum: Abuse and Bullying Support 31-08-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By popcorn
You're not sick, disgusting, or perverted. Some...

You're not sick, disgusting, or perverted. Some people who've been sexually abused are into bdsm, and some aren't. And some people who are into bdsm were abused, and some weren't. I think it...
Forum: Self-Harm Discussion and Support 19-06-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By popcorn
Yeah, I do it too... I think it is on the...

Yeah, I do it too... I think it is on the self-harm 'spectrum' like trichotillomania (hair-pulling). For me, it's associated more with anxiety and compulsiveness than garden-variety self-injury. I...
Forum: Abuse and Bullying Support 09-06-2009, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By popcorn
Hey, your pain comes through so clearly. I am so...

Hey,
your pain comes through so clearly. I am so sorry for what you've had to deal with. Those words sound empty, but I do mean them.

I can tell that this former boyfriend meant a lot to you, and...
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