Very good advice from Debaser. I find that it helps me to have someone with me that I trust and feel safe with in trying circumstances. Also, I use .5 mg of ativan when I know I'll be in a stressful situation. The dentist I go to recently installed little tv screens just over the chair so that you can watch while you get taken care of. Since I have a real problem in those kinds of situations, it really helped me to totally concentrate on the tv and not on what the dentist was doing.
I agree with the others, any valium type med will help a lot
also dont tense up or fight the anxiety, instead relax, accept and breathe deep and slow
Welcome to Healing Well's A & P forum. You will find many kind and caring people here with lots of experience dealing with anxiety and panic.
I am very glad you have 2 loving people to go with you. Try to remember by the end of the day it will all be over with.
If you have to testify just listen to the question and answer only what they ask you. If the tears fall, that will be ok as you have been traumatized.
Sometimes right before the hearing the attorney for the defendant will settle in the judges chambers and it will be over.
For your sake I hope they offer him the opportunity to move to the South Pole.
Again a warm welcome and keep posting.
Good advice debase, I never thought about the criminal charges part. I just want to get her through this and your kind and thoughtful words are right on as always.................
I will be sending ((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))) and good vibes on the 7th for you. Also my prayers for your Dad.
I know how hard this was for you to write about and that you are so scared. I know you walked into the laundry room and he was the only one in there a few weeks ago and that scared you too.
You also came home from a long weekend with family and someone had superglued your keylock so your key would not work. You had to wait in hallway for over an hour for the suprindendant to get there and replace whole lock.
You are so brave, and so alone but look at how well you do. Your living in your own place and you are still managing well.
You are devoted to your friends and you are loyal to your family. You are always looking for ways to give back to people.
Stay brave, this will soon be a memory and you can file it.
((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))) as always.
Please don't shut down, talk to us, it will help. Debaser is right and the social worker and police have told you your case is solid so hang on.
Debaser has some good ideas, I know you have the restraining order, but ask your attorney about the other things...............you can do this.
OK? No one has the right to abuse you and I know your hurting and humiliated as well as scared of court...........take my hand. Let me help you along with all the wonderful members of this forum.
You know I am with you even when you shut down so you do what works for you. I support you and wish I could be in court with you.
My prayers are for you and here are some ((((((((((HUGS))))))))))
I have heard from butterfly and she hopes to be able to post by Monday.
Today she is spending with her Father.
She is such a good person and tries so hard to hang on...............with our help she will be climbing bluffs soon and maybe someday a mountain.
Hi there, glad your back and we will cover your back with lots of warm support........................Just remember by Saturday this will be over and you will have time to unwind, glad the DA called you.
You are among many who have had to do tough things and we are all here alive and proud of ourselves for making it through.
You know I support you always, and you know I am sending lots of positive vibes your way..................so grab them.