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I recently posted on this site and have been greatly helped...

I had a follow up question regarding some things I've been experiencing since delving into the abuse I experienced a relationship I was in when I was 16(-18).

Since writing a letter to my ex (not to send, just venting) I've had a massive increases in frightening nightmares (where someone is trying to rape me)... and then even when I'm awake I can sometimes feel like things are happening to me- it'll just fall upon me out of the blue. I haven't been able to get in with my therapist- shes been highly booked, so I won't see her till Monday. So finally I'm looking for help in places until I can meet with her.

Thanks so much

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The same thing happened to me after I wrote a letter to my ex. I had increasing nightmares of getting raped and sometimes upon waking I could still sense something was happening.

I've read your other post, I was going to write something but Heather replied with pretty much with what I would have wrote but with much more detail and info.

The nightmares fade away with time. It's been a while since I have had any. Just hang in there until Monday.


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Hi Petitepois,

I'm sorry to hear that you're still being haunted with the nightmares and that you can't see your therapist till Mon. Have you asked her for a referal that might help untill you can see her? Also, try to remember that you have a very supportive husband! You might try to find some distractions that might help you stay in the present were thing are better!

Good Luck & You'll Make It!


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