Hi I am Chanty and I am new to this forum.
I have recently separated from my husband who verbally abused me over the years and physically assaulted me over the past 6 months by choking me on numerous occasion and suffocating me with a pillow.
Now, I have flashbacks of him choking me and I am making this 'girling' sound and cannot breath, many times of the day and I also have nightmares and I wake up in the middle of the night and cannot go back to sleep. I have been told that I need to find a trauma release therapist to deal with my trauma. I cannot function and every simple task, like taking a shower or getting dressed seems to take a lot of effort and I always feel exhausted and unable to do anything. Can anyone give me suggestions how to get over this and start the healing process? Thank you very much!
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