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Helen BS: that powerless feeling (sensitive topic) (105* d) RE: BS: that powerless feeling (sensitive topic) 25 Jan 20

keberoxu, I think I understand what you intended from your OP and putting forward facts first is ok in my book. I think I would have done it in a similar way although I possibly would have indicated early in the thread why I thought it was worthwhile to open a discussion about that event, i.e. how reading about the event affected me, my feelings, emotions, and maybe a hint at any triggers relating to my own personal history, without having to reveal personal information on a public forum.

It's not easy talking in public about feelings and emotions, and some public events reported in the media can trigger strong feelings, emotions and deep seated responses.

I don't see any problem with the OP or the intentions of the thread as I read it. I don't see why other people have taken issue with it. But each to his own, I suppose.

One of my strong thoughts about the recent event your OP referred to is that I would be surprised if the issue of domestic violence or abuse in some form or other is not associated with the people involved in the event. There may be a hidden undercurrent to the story. We may never know the full story.

Domestic violence is a serious issue and sometimes it is not physical violence but psychological or emotional abuse instead, or sociopathic manipulation of a person's sense of her/himself.

That's the trigger which harks back to my own past experience, although I had no children - still have none - and was financially independent. I high-tailed it out of that relationship not too long after I put the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together and realised what that poor-excuse-for-a-man was really up to.

You have my support in posting this topic.

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