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#331 SurvivingTheStorm

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:47 PM

Someone grabbing my wrist. :(

Big trigger for me as well :(


old men...every time I see one I automatically think "pervert!"

:hug: back to you to. wow we have similar triggers. I don't know why the mind works like that but I am the same.

Yeah we do seem to be triggered by similar things...though I am not that surprised...I relate a lot to your story and your posts in general...PM if you ever want to. :hug: :hug:

#332 sdia84

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 12:52 PM

I don't know if I've posted here before, but I realized I have a new trigger: whistling. For some reason, both yesterday and today, there has been someone outside my window who whistles as they walk by, and it is HUGELY triggering. I have no idea why that might be.

#333 beyond

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:44 PM

A movie channel :(

#334 little_miss_cliche

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:07 PM

* Men of Mediterranean appearance - The guy that perpertrated it all was of spanish descent.
* Suggestions of group sex - I was blackmailed into a gang bang of sorts with three guys. I used to enjoy group sex and now the mere suggestion makes my skin crawl and reminds me of that night.
* Rape scenes in movies

Edited by little_miss_cliche, 25 October 2007 - 10:09 PM.

#335 SurvivingTheStorm

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 02:50 PM

* Suggestions of group sex

That's a big trigger for me too. Ugh.

#336 InfiniteAtheist

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:56 PM

*Boney hands
*Class rings (especially with blue stones in them)
*The name "Bryan" (but not Brian)
*Rape scenes in movies/tv/books
*Rape jokes
*The use of the word rape in the context "I so raped you" or "I totally got raped" referring to VIDEO GAMES :angry:
*Mentally challenged people
*House sounds at night
*Being touched in anyway by men other than my father and boyfriend
*Being alone with men I don't know well, especially authority figures
*Not being able to see properly (when I get migraines I can't see and it ads panic to the pain...as if the headache wasn't enough. if you take a low-dose aspirin every morning it can help prevent migraines though. Just thought I'd share that. Sorry)
*His voice, picture, or presence
*Pop-up trailers, especially when they have a yellow/brown color scheme
*The game Chutes and Ladders
*Having my ass grabbed a certain way (my boyfriend learned not to do that real quick...)
*Gyno. appointments
*A guy my age that might have gotten hurt too....*guilt*

I didn't realize there were so many....

#337 boogies_mommy

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 02:34 PM

some of mine are: the smell of peppermint scented lotion and some facewash
a certain type of cologne
r*pe scenes in movies
r*pe and abuse jokes
the light sometimes at certain times of day
any heavy kissing
having my butt grabbed unexpectedly by my husband
horror movies
having someone breathe on my neck or talk close to my ear

#338 ellesurvived

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 07:35 AM

Abused in so many places for so long I've developed a ton of triggors-- and ultimately had to learn a ton of positive coping skills...

Some strange ones:

1. Cinnamin Gum
2. Toothpaste
3. Floor lamps
4. Puppets
5. Churchs (You can imagine that this one was tough to deal with...)
6. The smell of alcohol
7. Hand-cuffs (I suppose this will keep me from ever doing anything illegal! :) )
8. Type-writers
9. People with extremely small thumbs...

#339 flutefairy

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:26 PM

any sexual talk...or slang.....

r*pe scenes.....or s*x scenes.....

the words: "retarded, abnormal, freak"

people telling me that im lying. even if its about something stupid.

oh goodness i could be here for a week if i write anymore

Edited by awake, 10 November 2007 - 11:28 PM.

#340 littlegirllost

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:58 AM

when people grab me to get my attention

yelling at me or just around me

the smell of alcohol

rape scenes in movies or tv

physical abuse of children in movies or tv

scary movies- i can never watch nightmare on elm street

the dark of night

3 am in the morning :tear: it always happened at that time

too many... i cant write anymore

#341 lools

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:56 AM

The words: r*pe, ab*se, se*ual, vi*lating, ass*ult, t*uching, f*ndling, har*ssing, m*lesting, str*ngling, f*rcing
Having my period (not necessarily a bad thing but a reminder)
Being pinned down with arms above my head
Not being able to move my arms or legs
Being strangled or seeing someone strangled (in films maybe)
Males standing very close behind me
Anyone who looks at me funny (staring at me)
Tickling or hitting 'fights'
Night time
Dark rooms
Talk about sex / oral sex
Hearing a male make sexual noises
Perverted male jokes
Films with rape/violent scenes
Any loud sounds or creaky noises (espec. at night)
Young innocent girls (I want to protect them / wish I could go back to their age)
Talk about Lebanon or Beirut
Being in a quiet room (I need to listen to music or have someone talking)
Open doors
Closed doors
Anyone saying anything about men being superior to women (e.g.: men are better drivers than women, women are only good for cooking, cleaning and sex etc.)
The word “shaytan” (the devil in Arabic)
Not being able to see
Anyone who looks like him
Holidays (Christmas time, half terms and summer espec.)
Thinking I’ve let someone down / upset someone
Not being perfect
Being in “no way out” situations
People who say sorry and dont mean it

Sorry its so long, the list is endless!
And great to see lots of you sharing the same triggers as me xxxx

#342 ellesurvived

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 03:48 PM

An addition! People calling me "Ellie" instead of "Elle" or people using my full name "Elspeth"

#343 Agreog

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 04:24 PM

*open closet doors
*scenes in movies or passages in books involving decpitation
*being touched in general
*french kissing
*the young girls thing is starting to trigger me as of late too, though it does not have to be young as in the innocence, but teenage girls really can get me. Especially ones who obviously have an **attitude** they remind me of me when I was 15. It makes me wonder why they have the attitiude and I wanna go up to them and tell them it's all right. I want to tell them NOT to hold it in for so long. Than it could poison them if they do...

oh gotta go but I have more

#344 fyonah

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 07:25 PM

- people named nick (i hate this cuz it's totally unfair to them, but i can't help it, y'know?)
- the smell of axe phoenix
- flannel sheets
- bad scenes in movies (you know what i'm talking about)
- my breasts being touched
- my daughter
- conversations about abortion/adoption
- pregnancy tests
- really skinny guys
- arm-wrestling (but it's ok as long as nobody challenges me)
- when a guy friend is sad (once again, i hate this cuz it's not fair)
- sometimes being hugged sets me off
- if i'm having a bad day, anything sexual

#345 lovesrecovery

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 01:09 AM

- I'm sad to say, sometimes I get triggered by young girls, probably because I envy their innocence

Me too.

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