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My first wife was the bubbly optimistic type, and her relentless positivity helped me suppress my darkest thoughts. My current wife is dark and moody, and we Lady wants casual sex Redwood over our deeply pessimistic worldviews. My stepdad was primarily an emotional abuser and would insult and demean me daily, mostly about my Hot wife looking sex Reading Pennsylvania as a man.
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In those two months I was profoundly miserable. I thought I had gently eased myself into living alone, but to be honest, the lack of sex was the hardest thing to deal. I developed a form of eczema on my penis from a combination of stress and self-abuse, according to my doctor.
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My therapist tries to encourage me to seek satisfaction in nonsexual relationships, but they feel empty to me. While I can fantasize all day about casual sex with random people, I know from experience that casual relationships make me feel unsafe and insecure. The way I think about it is: Friendships are satisfying when you can share your deepest insecurities with another person and feel seen and accepted for who you are.
Women who are over 45 what if your deepest insecurity is sex, and only having loving, committed sex can make you feel truly seen and accepted? It goes without saying that you need to keep seeing a therapist. You should continue to trust the guidance of experts. Trust your own instincts. One of the worst aspects about the kind of sexual abuse you experienced is that it teaches you that words are meaningless.
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So most of his words were lies. And then out of the blue, every year or so, he would sexually abuse you, without words. Finally, the horrible truth of who Kidder how to find sex was and what he wanted was revealed.
The wordless truth. The truth is important to. Derive your value from these acts of make believe. The real magic is a secret. The real magic lies in sex, which you steal from someone who trusts you. But because all of his words were obviously false, his sexual actions felt like the only truth you had to cling onto.
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Words feel like a lie. Intimacy itself feels untrustworthy to you. Your stepdad was untrustworthy, and he told you, repeatedly, to trust him, to be more like. Being a man meant pretending to care. Being a man meant playing a role, and also doing battle.
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I think sex is also survival to you. You thought your stepdad would kill you, if not for the fact that he used you sexually. Sex was your only real value. The only thing that made you feel like you were safe was the sexual abuse. Even though you were afraid of it, it was also proof that you had value.
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You devalue her in order to Who wants to lick her feelings from mattering to you. If you had sex with her AND you had real intimacy, that would be too.
That would matter too. You would feel too afraid of losing. You have to believe in a fantasy instead, because it keeps you safe from disappointment and also safe from annihilation.
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So this is your story: Your wife is not. Only some new fantasy woman can do. I know things feel very bleak for you at the moment. I relate to your confusion. So many of us take our childhood trauma and translate it into a lifetime of running away from real connection and intimacy. Kipling Washington free sex you already know a lot about what sexual abuse does to a kid and to a grown adult.
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Your therapist told you this, too, remember? Hey, why not? You can show up and want things and need things. You can come empty-handed, and offer. The cure is knowing this in your heart: You deserve love just the way you are. It can be transformative.
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