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#471416 - 10/19/14 08:59 PM I had a bad feeling today.......
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1633
Loc: New England
A mixture of sadness, disappointment, and hopelessness. I wanted to run from it, bury it, drown it, numb it. Anything but have to FEEL it.

But I waited. I let the feeling wash over me. I FELT it. And it was okay. I didn't die. I wasn't destroyed by it. It was just a feeling. It spent the day with me, and then it passed.

I have been handling feelings this way for several years. But it still amazes me each time I survive another feeling.

I Survived My Feelings!

Jude
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#471420 - 10/19/14 10:54 PM Re: I had a bad feeling today....... [Re: Jude]
kcinohio Offline
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Registered: 06/06/12
Posts: 519
Loc: Ohio
All right. Good self-recognition for getting through it.

(and hope tomorrow's feelings are better.)

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#471436 - 10/20/14 11:07 AM Re: I had a bad feeling today....... [Re: Jude]
KMCINVA Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 4178
Loc: VIRGINIA
Jude

You were able to identify the emotions and feelings and figured out a way to cope through these feelings. Abuse leaves us with debilitating memories and feelings. Learning to recognize and cope is part of the healing process.

Well done.

Kevin

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#471464 - 10/21/14 07:14 AM Re: I had a bad feeling today....... [Re: Jude]
finallyhere Offline
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Registered: 08/09/14
Posts: 80
Loc: Midwest
Writing with such grace and emotion. Jude, your feelings mirrored mine yesterday. I read them when I was distressed and just wanted you to know the comfort they brought to me was greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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#471474 - 10/21/14 10:45 AM Re: I had a bad feeling today....... [Re: Jude]
Nothing Man Offline
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Registered: 04/10/14
Posts: 1135
Loc: Ohio
We have already been through and survived the hardest thing ever, the abuse. Now we just have to learn to heal and you just gave us a great exemplar of how we should deal with our feelings. Thank you. Mike
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