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I have had a pretty rough life from parental rejection to beaten by a ex spouse and running for my life, only to have him come back after a short time and murder my fiancee in front of me and my children. That was in '97'. How can I get the nightmares of my past to go away and began repairing my life without the use of narcotics and large amounts of alcohol? How do I love another without being scared to let my guard down due to past situations?
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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. I am very sorry that you have had to endure these tragedies and traumas in your life, but it sounds like the only way for you to overcome these long-term traumatic symptoms would be through the use of therapy and possibly psychotropic medications. Most psychotropic medications are non-addictive so they are perfectly safe to take if you choose too. But I would highly recommend that you find a psychologist in your area that deals with trauma and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as that is a very effective therapy to help people move forward and regain their lives from past trauma.

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