I have a question for you all......

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Registered: 04-22-2003
I have a question for you all......
Fri, 04-25-2003 - 9:27am
Here goes......Something I am wrestling with lately. During the day, my normal routine, everyday stuff, I am not sure what to do with the "parts" of me that are that scared abused little girl. I've done all the inner child stuff, done through a 12 step program again and again, talked to my T about it, but still, I carry those feelings around with me.

My question to you all is.......do you ever lose that feeling? Or does it just make up who you are? My T and I talk a lot about how when you are abused at an early age, that you define yourself by the abuse, and I am wondering if that is it, or what? I know I have come a long way, but no matter what.....I always feel I am different. My T said take that feeling and change it into "someone special" who has overcome so much in her life, and remember that I have a purpose on this earth bigger than experiencing my own pain.

Can you relate?

Thanks for letting me babble!