- Oct 30, 2010
I have CPTSD. I could have gotten over my parent's shit but other things happened, one right after the other. I only got that diagnosis recently but I already knew, whether the professionals did or not, that I had PTSD. And I think it is behind a lot of my symptoms rather than just anxiety. My parents are elderly. Mom is terminally ill. My dad is becoming quite an asshole. Last visit and it is long distance was so ugly that it was the straw that broke the camel's back. I am just so done with them. I tried my best for decades, thought it was working but found out at that visit that I had wasted my time. I will be the scapegoat...but that isn't new really. It is sad but I do not feel guilty. How can you lose what you never really had? There is a guy that has a series on you tube about narcisstic parents that has helped us so much. He goes by Narcissim (sp?) Survivor. I highly recommend it.