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Reply To: Physical stress reactions?

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AnnettePK
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Freedom, I don’t think that one can know for sure if the rash is stress related, but many ailments can be caused or exacerbated by stress. Since it’s only on her legs and the doctor who saw it thinks it’s an allergy to something, it’s probably most likely that’s what it is. Maybe laundry detergent, or the dye or fabric from a new pair of tights or pants, or the moisture strip on a razor, could be anything. Perhaps she can think of all the things that touch her legs throughout the day and night?

It must be so difficult for a parent to see her continue in the harmful relationship and not to be able to protect her. Consider that the best thing you can do to help her is to continue to interact with her in positive ways, respect her wishes not to discuss her relationship, and always be available in a non judgmental way to help her if she ever requests it. Try to avoid thinking “I told you so” when she decides to leave. She is young and there is every reason to believe that she will probably leave the relationship when she is ready if it is a harmful relationship.


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