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Just an update. I'm still doing well. I still do look and see how it's going exposing the abuses occurring in this organization. But I'm not obsessed with it. Feels so good! I wish I could share more but like I said there's ppl on pc in it. Not saying they're abusing ppl but I'm sure they've seen some of it happen.

I'm no longer ruled by it. Feels great! I suffered so badly from ptsd that I quit driving. It's been 19 yrs but I'm 're learning driving again by taking lessons and soon I'm hoping to have my license. I have a little money and I'm gonna get a car! It's going to open up so much for me. I'm hoping to join the Unitarian Universalist church and do some activism through there. Start taking a Spanish class, join the y, meet some new ppl. I'm really excited. From the abuse I went through I really isolated myself. I do have one really good friend but I hope to make more. I'm ready. I'm ready to trust again.

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OMG!!! IT IS SO GREAT!!! ROSE1985 You give me hope!! Thank you
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Well I'm finally driving but I'm being triggered by all the sexual harassment/assault stories coming out. Also the place I was abused in is having stories written about them, by major newspapers. Yay! Finally! But it's triggering. I'm working with a new therapist. Idk if she'll be able to help, only have met with her twice. I wish all this stuff was easier to get over....
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Yes! Another success story. I, too, have overcome in ways I thought unimaginable. Eight years of CBT, meds, meditation, empathy courses all gave me time to heal and re-tool. I'm no longer on meds (studies show SSRIs can regrow the brain's hippocampus after x-amount of years). No more nightmares, no more chemical dips: life is good enough finally.
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Thank you for sharing your success! It gives me hope!
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Yes! Another success story. I, too, have overcome in ways I thought unimaginable. Eight years of CBT, meds, meditation, empathy courses all gave me time to heal and re-tool. I'm no longer on meds (studies show SSRIs can regrow the brain's hippocampus after x-amount of years). No more nightmares, no more chemical dips: life is good enough finally.
Congratulations on being "normal" again, that's great. Finally free!
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Rose, I am glad you have made so much progress. I, too, was in a cult and suffered from it, although I was only emotionally and psychologically abused and repressed, not abused in any other ways. Nonetheless, it was a cult and it was difficult getting out, only having 3 friends who were not in that church, and starting over.


Now, I get support from multiple sources, including my counselor, my PDOC, my wife who I did not know then, my friends who all accept my non-religiousness, SMART Recovery, PsychCentral, Secular Buddhism (I am not a Buddhist, but I practice some of their techniques and I meditate daily now) and meeting new people.


Recovery is awesome. I'm glad to be in it with you.
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I just read your post from a few years ago. Good for you for not naming the cult. There are so many honest hearted ones in there that are truly decent Christians doing what they think is the Godly way. While I was an elder I was able to see the good and bad in people from circuit overseers to all those “worldly people”. 3 years ago I finally broke free of the mind control. I was abused as a child and had to sit in the hall suffering with cuts and bruises while my stepdad would comment and act so righteous. I witnessed hypocrisy on so many levels that eventually I got out.

What brought me here today is a result of age 2 to 59 of abuse trauma. I finally figured out I have PTSD from all of it. I can’t stay in relationships. If she gets emotional about anything and I go into flight and fright mode. I am searching for ways to overcome this afflicition.. I will try some of the things you found helpful. Thank you for your words of freedom and discretion....
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