My mom just called me crying. She's distraught because she just learned about a memory she had repressed. Her father had schizophrenia and HATED my uncle, his firstborn. He tried to kill him on several occaisions. Tried to kill my grandma more than once, tried to kill their youngest daughter. My mom was his favorite, and he never tried to hurt her, but she witnessed him trying to murder her mother and siblings. Why my grandmother stayed with him I will never know.
My mom had forgotten about it, but on multiple occaisions my grandfather sat everyone down at the kitchen table and held a gun to my uncle's head. My uncle was very badly abused other than the attempts on his life, he was beaten and hurt and humiliated.
I'm sure she has PTSD because of all this. She has told me that she thinks she does. I live 700 miles away... how can I help her feel better? Hearing this has brought up all the memories of her brother (who died a few years ago) being hurt so badly, and she is hurting really badly about it right now.
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