How long has it taken you to get past the flash backs, the things that trigger a defensive response? Or do you feel you will ever be able to?
I lived in literal hell- through atrocities that most women find unable to accept as reality, that another person could be so heartless, so evil... If I hadn't lived through the things that I have, I wouldn't believe it either.
Now that I have made my escape, and am trying in the most desperate sense to heal, to be whole again (is that even possible?), I find myself being triggered by silly things that I would never have thought about- and are no ones fault but my own... I wonder if it will ever end, if I will be whole again.
I am tired, so tired, of remembering.
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Answer by Owl_Feather at 11:08 AM on Dec. 29, 2009
K Sweetie, 1st here is a group to help you with your feelings & I hope to see you there-
Here is the description: When your heart feels so full of sadness and desperation, find the hope to mend your broken wings here.
Now to answer your question, I am too a survivor of domestic violence! I believe it all depends on the person to how fast you heal & it depends on how much support you have! I still have flashbacks & am still paranoid, ( it has been over 6 yrs) looking over my shoulder. My life is so much better but not all of that part of my life has been buried yet, there are still shadows roaming my graveyard of memories. I know that it does help to talk about it & remind myself that I am worthy & will never take that abuse again; i will fight back!!! (((HUGS)))
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