Fort Refuge - Abuse Survivors Community

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Welcome

Share as much or as little about yourself as you wish, no pressure, we just want to welcome you :)
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Our Fort

Questions, ideas, suggestions, feedback, and staff announcements. Dedicated to Joey.
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Public Forum

For anyone wanting to discuss abuse or its aftermath without joining our community. Unregistered visitors can read and post.
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Abuse

Child Abuse

Physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect inflicted on a child (someone under 18yo at the time) by an adult.
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Domestic Abuse

Abuse inflicted on one adult by another, while both live together in the same household. Please - no perp-bashing and no consensual relationship troubles.
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Rape & Sexual Assault

Non-consensual sex forced by the perpetrator on the victim despite their objections. Troubles with consensual sex go in Sexuality & Reproductive Health instead.
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RA ๐Ÿ”‘

Religious abuse means using a system of beliefs to inflict and/or to justify abuse: physical, sexual, and/or emotional. RA can be perpetrated by a group or a single person.
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Institutional Abuse

Physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of people who are institutionalized (in a nursing home, prison, psychiatric facility, etc), perpetrated by the staff of the facility they are at.
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Recovery

Trauma Processing

Abuse leaves us with plenty of things to grieve: broken home, ruined childhood, years lost to DV, missed opportunities - acknowledging it is painful, but processing our grief helps us move forward.
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Emotional Health

Staying focused on what matters, detaching from what doesn't, managing anger, staying positive, motivational quotes, etc.
Sub-forums:
  1. Spirituality
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Social Skills & Relationships

Trust, boundaries, communication, assertiveness, conflict handling, making and keeping friends, or any other skill involving interactions with other people.
Sub-forums:
  1. Male Survivors
  2. LGBTQ
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Activities of Daily Living

Practical steps we take to put our life back on track: time management, budgeting, housekeeping, healthy lifestyle, etc.
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Mental Health

Therapy

Anything that has to do with Therapy, Counseling, PDocs. Struggles with transference, article on when to terminate, your opinion on EMDR, new meds you're on - let's discuss it here.
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PTSD & Anxiety

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, OCD, agoraphobia - let's talk of coping with it.
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Dissociation

Depersonalization, derealization, OSDD, or any other dissociative issues resulting from trauma of abuse. Topics involving alters/parts/personalities are in the DID subfolder.
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Self-Inflictions

Doing harmful things to one's body is not uncommon among abuse survivors. We hear your pain and are open to talk about it. Please, no pictures of SI, descriptions of SUI methods, names/dosages of drugs, calorie counts, or weights.
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