I feel like the more I talk about the abuse in therapy, the more flashbacks I have. Is this normal? I've been having nightmares about being a kid in my dad's house again with him being really abusive. I really want them to go away. They make me sad. I feel like this is the only place where people really understand what I'm going through. Other people who haven't endured this shit don't understand.
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