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I was physically and verbally abused by my mother. I've been having bad dreams about it constantly. What do I do?

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Last Updated: 02/03/2019 at 3:51am
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February 3rd, 2019 3:51am
Your mind is trying to tell you that it is time to start dealing with and processing the trauma you endured. You engaged in a coping mechanism in one form or another to help you survive and you may now be in a place where it is safe enough to heal. Start taking the steps to heal in any way you can (finding a therapist, talking to someone you feel safe/close with, reading books/articles on the subject, etc.). If you have close family members it may be a good idea to discuss it with them as well or to get others out of harms way if you weren't the only victim.