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#91 LifeWithin

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 01:00 AM

Let's see:

Hearing/seeing his name and the town he lives in.

Beer Pong (drinking game)

The smell of beer

Anyone coming up behind me without my knowledge

A certain sound of a door closing (it's weird, it's not every door- but some doors close differently and the sounds reflect that).

Small round bruises on my forarms

Laying on my back

Campus apartments

#92 Perfect_Until_That_Day

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 01:54 AM

1. I totally hate the smell of "Cool Waters" cologne.
2. As sick as this can sound, the smell of "that." It totally reminds me of then.
3. I hate hotel rooms, period.

I'll stop there.

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 04:33 PM

Maybe these aren't so weird but...

1. Confederate Flags
2. Men with ponytails
3. Flannel (esp. sheets or red flannel shirts)
4. Dorm rooms[/FONT][/SIZE]

#94 summerbreeze

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 08:43 PM

The one I just realized was a trigger is...

when I'm in bed and my husband walks down the hall to the bedroom, when I hear his footsteps coming my way, I freeze, get scared and hold my breath... it never dawned on me that it was a trigger, I knew I got scared, knew there was no reason to be, but I would automatically hold my breath....


#95 heathermk01

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 09:53 PM

everytime i see my car door and the dent ( he vandalized it and i never had it fixed yet)

certain smells

my coat and clothes i wore that night

certain songs and movies

guys with glasses

army stuff (he is in the army)

everytime i go to work and someone mentions him or talks about him

the cold weather

a car that resembles his

anything to do with sex

damn almost everything!!!

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:23 PM

-when my arms/hands fall asleep during the night, and i can't protect myself
-the edges of mattresses.
-friends talking about sex with people they love- i hate refusing to hear about the goodness that they find.
-madonnas. especially those that are crying.

what a strange relief to say anything to anyone.

#97 Ink

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 12:18 AM

I know this is a last entry, but...

- The daycare I used to go to. Hate even going NEAR the place

- Old vans without windows in the back

- Kid food running into each-other on a paper plate. Like apple-sauce running into baked beans (that one must sound really weird.)

- Sometimes exterminators

...those are the only weird ones I can think of right now

#98 ange

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 11:24 PM

Mine are:
~the dark
~small, tight spaces
~being touched by men w/o giving permission
~the German language (one of my abusers spoke German. I have to get past this one since it is one of my majors in college)
~warm hands
~anyone who looks or sounds like my abusers
~yelling and fighting
~the woods

#99 Elektra

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 10:25 AM

Hi! Ok...deal with this one...my own laugh. I blocked it for so long. I am 35 and when I started going through recovery, it came out. Anyone else have personal traits that trigger them?

#100 Nikee

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 02:34 PM

In my highschool gym class we had to put on these mesh pinnies to play games like capture the flag or baton runs. The pinnies had an odd smell to them; a mixture of sweat and storage moisture. That smell triggers me really bad. Several times I had to fake cramps to get out of wearing one on those days.

#101 Stefanie

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 04:29 PM

For some odd reason, I don't think I've ever seen this thread. I don't come to the public forums very often (besides the public: fun forum)! But anyway, here are some of my triggers:

-The smell of a certain kind of cologne (it's called "Jupe")

-Black & milds

-the dark

-getting into my car at night, or anything that has to do with facing the car where I can't see what's behind me

-parking lots

-a wooded area, somewhere with a lot of trees or bushes


-r*pe scenes on tv or movies

-the word "r*pe"... I can't say it and I can barely hear it without my heart beating out of my chest.

-parking next to vans

-hearing people make callous comments about r*pe

-going to the grocery store

-being burned

-being startled, like if someone sneaks up in back of me

-the word "cunt"

-my hair getting pulled

-smelling breath that smells like a combination of alcohol and cigarettes


-being on my period

That's all I can't think of right now, I'm sure there's many more. :down:

Edited by Stefanie, 01 January 2005 - 04:44 PM.

#102 raspberry61

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 07:34 PM

bananas I can't eat them without gaging and when I do eat them I end up sick

going anywhere by myself. absolutely hate it. many time I won't go someplace because no one will go with me

#103 Artemis

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:48 AM

Doors being locked on me. Fun thing about that is I'm obsessive about locking doors and I've often locked someone in just automatically and when I realize that it's triggering as well.

Some kinds of music. Obviously, things that were playing during what happened, but also totally unrelated stuff. I almost think it's a physical reactio to the noise and rythm that affects my blood pressure or something and makes me panicky.

Seeing bruises on myself. I bruise easily and I'm clumsy, so that's really bad. Even if it's a harmless bruise from bumping into something, it brings up all the shame from having to hide the bruises he left me with all those years ago.

#104 Artemis

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:54 AM

A certain weather, cold, rainy or snowy. Weird because I was abused in all weathers and the worst happened in summer time, but there's something about that weather that instantly brings me back to (compared to the rest of shit) relatively minor incidents that still hurt like hell tho.

the sound of zippers or belts being opened or closed.

men undressing/ changing clothes, even if it's just a shirt orn socks

#105 ComeSailAway

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 10:20 PM

My triggers:

having my feet touched
someone reaching out from behind/front suddenly at my head/face. ( I duck, as if to dodge blows to the head...)

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