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Old June 20th, 2011, 05:39 AM   #12
Join Date: Dec 2010
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I realize this thread is a couple of months old but thought I would throw in my thoughts......

As one who was badly abused through childhood and my teens I thought I had handled all yucky stuff when I left home in my early 20s. My first marriage was a disaster and the second was better but still fizzled out after 13 years.

It wasn't until I saw a psychologist in my late 50s that I came to realize how much the abuse had preprogrammed me in a self-defeating way. The psychologist zeroed in pretty quickly on the lingering effects of abuse and helped me to get over them. It wasn't very expensive either. I would have one appointment (an hour), she would root out something, and I would take weeks or months to think about it, make changes, and then go back when/if I felt there was more.

I wish I had done it years earlier!
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