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for the last 5-6 yrs ive gradually cut myself off from people

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for the last 5-6 yrs ive gradually cut myself off from people its so bad now that i wont answer the door or telephone i cant cope with the thought of leaving my home i become upset cry sweat shake nausea . i tend to sleep through the day and feel more comfortable at night, sometimes i can sleep solidly for 24 hours, ive lost all interest in life i need help but i dont know where to start looking for it . im 36yrs old have been with my partner since i was 13yrs old and have 3 children 21yrs, 17yrs and 14yrs. have suffered from physical abuse and my partner has never been faithful.
<p>Lippy,</p><p>I'm glad that you were able to reach out for help today - I'm sure it was scary for you. Until you get to the place where you can get out of your house for help, you can seek support in online groups of women in your same position. The internet is so wonderful for this.</p><p>I'm going to put some links below that will help you learn about what is going on in your life and ways that other women have come out from under the abuse and fear. </p><p><a href="http://www.brokenspirits.com/">http://www.brokenspirits.com/</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/agoraphobia/DS00894">http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/agoraphobia/DS00894</a></p><p> Find a group or site that you can relate to and become a part of it...it will help you become stronger and able to resist getting swept away by the tide of your current living situation, and the anxiety that is consuming you.</p><p> </p><p>I know this may sound trite, but remember that you don't deserve to be abused and that help is available when you're ready to reach out and grasp at it. Call the law for help, or the hospital. It's scary for anyone to break away, but it gets done little bit by little bit. </p><p> </p><p>Good luck in your journey.</p><p> </p><p>Anna</p><p> </p>
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