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Lulu_02

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Hello everyone, it's my first time on a forum. I kind of feel silly...don't know where to start or what to say. I guess I should start by saying I've had anxiety for as long as I can remember. Even as a child I felt weird or off, I never felt like I belonged anywhere or that anyone cared about me. My happiest moments were when my mom and dad were still together, but after that everything fell apart; I think I was 6 years old. My mom & I lived in many different places with family members or she worked as a live-in housemaid (this was in Brazil); so I guess I became anxious due to the lack of stability. My mother often left me with friends or family members when she had to go to work and I remember the agony & fear that she wouldn't come back for me; also whoever was taking care of me was not caring to me or nice. I remember crying myself to sleep waiting for my mom to come back. When I was 10 years old, my mom & I moved to America to live with my sister (12 years older than me) that I've never met & her husband & four children. In my mind this was going to finally turn my life around, little did I know my sister's husband was extremely controlling and very abusive to my sister in every way. To make the story short we (my mom & I) were controlled by them four years, felt like a prison; we didn't go anywhere, didn't know anyone & had no money. Eventually we moved out and our only worries were finances, but we no longer had anyone dictating our lives. Well, that's a glimpse of my life & root to some of my issues & GAD. Thank you for reading and please share your story.
 
clockworkmonkey

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Hello lulu and welcome to the forum.xx
 
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hello and welcome to the forums xx
 
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Welcome to the forum.
I'm pleased to hear that you have moved out and although finances are tough, you don't have to put up with being treated like that any more. x
 
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