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Lack of support

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With the lack of support I've experienced from friends and especially family, I wonder how the support is for everyone else. With my family, they actively collude against me/spread lies about me with the intention of either suppressing me or saving their own rears from the liabilities that they had from witnessing, second-hand, the traumatic events I have been through. Does your friends and family know you have SA? Is there anyone you are able to trust implicitly? I hope that I am in the minority here. Though, unfortunately, I've learned the hard way that many people around me are very very corrupt and selfish.
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Well so far, I'm quite bitter sweet to hear that I am not alone. It boggles my mind to see that family members, ppl you'd assume would be the most supportive, are often the ones who are acting in quite the opposite manner. Why do you think this is so? What could possibly be going through their minds? I mean, it is conceivable to say you'd have to have SA to truly understand. But, an unwillingness to understand, and active rejection really irritates me. And it angers me to see that others are being treated the same way. Is the majority of the world really that selfish, inconsiderate and intolerant? I suppose this just tells ppl with SA to find support elsewhere. If you're facing this same kind of "lack of support", I hope you don't let it get to you, or better yet, are able to convince them otherwise.

For myself, since making great strides in concern to my SA (which I now believe I no longer have), family members have still not stopped this attack on my mental and emotional health, now even blaming me for not accepting them. But how can someone accept people who you know were seldom genuine, and who have actively tried to tear you down? I think I owe it to myself to protect my own well-being.
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I just also wanted to add that I hope this does not discourage anyone from sharing their SA probs with family members; only you yourself could know how they would likely react to your news.
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