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Write something innocuous in the first line. then leave some spaces between in and the subject matter. this should take care of accidentally triggering someone.

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marysings posted:
I've had to leave the SA community because there is no support there. Four trolls are having a hay day because the majority of the members are gone. I don't want to give them any more ammunition. They are attempting to fill my head with lots of negative thinking.

mandybutterflykiss responded:

What do you need and how can I help?



Life is the school, Love is the lesson.
tnmist responded:
((Big hugs)) Mary, please check the disposable email address I posted over there. Please don't let it get to you. Wish there was more I could do.

Personally, no matter what board I am on, I simply will not acknowledge any thoughts or posts from trolls. Even when I know they are mistaken or have jumped to conclusions, I will not engage in any discussion. That is the only way I know to protect myself. I have also decided not to be driven out by trolls either. We need each other, and new hurting people need us, too. I will continue to check the boards I am a member of.

I still need the boards. I think others do, too.
marysings replied to mandybutterflykiss's response:
My therapist, DrB, wore shorts at my session last week. He has never done that before. He said he had to leave as soon as we were done because his daughter had a softball game. I totally freaked out and spent half the session dissociating. I told him I wasn't safe in his office. He was concerned about my behavior and asked me to do some thinking about the shorts situation and how it related to my past. It was an awful session - something that had not happened for a long time.

I have the answer now. *sigh* I am so very, very tired of all of this abuse crap.

I know I am safe in his office ... I've been counseling with him for 10 years. He would NEVER hurt me, not physically or emotionally. But last week I was just a mess of nerves by the time we neared the end of the session. He used the light bar and helped calm me before I left his office.

I just needed a listening ear. Thank you Bonnie for answering my post.

rugger1369 replied to marysings's response:
I am glad to hear you were able to think it through and narrow down an answer for yourself. It can be difficult but you stayed strong! Every little battle we win makes us stronger! ((HUGS))
with love and fulljoy
mandybutterflykiss replied to tnmist's response:

I second the "not acknowledging posts from trolls" as I feel ignoring them is the best plan of action and I, too, refuse to be driven away by them again!

Hugs and Love.


Life is the school, Love is the lesson.

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