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Speaking about it again and again

Azelka

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Do people with PTSD always talk about their traumas? I do it a lot.. And I wonder where it comes from..
 
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I went through a phase where i would happily speak up about trauma but i found it not much help in the long run. Sure we need some empathy at times when our mind is not at its best, it's comforting. But we are still alone when that comfort fades away. Are we proud of our trauma? Considering it makes us who we are. I've been thinking about it too. Does it come from a place of selfishness and should we focus on helping others rather than seeking help for ourselves. All this stuff is in my mind right now.
Also the idea that people genuinely care how interesting someones struggles are, is quite optimistic. Maybe we try and see the positives from it and feel the need to share for our own self worth?
 
Azelka

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I don't know if it is the same with you but I feel like my childhood wasn't that chaotic....
 
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I always have the 'could've been worse' mentality. I take my blessings and try not to dwell on the bad stuff. If that is helpful to anyone then i would totally recommend it. Trying not to make negative scenario's more complex and important by dwelling on them. Thus improving mental well being of yourself and the positive vibe you project to your friends/family.
 
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I still have serious anger issues of the Domestic Drama I have went through-cars being destroyed, my glasses broken time after time(cannot glasses) My abuser knew this-he made countless attempts to destroy me completely and he was successful.

I can still feel my anger remorse over the past abuses. I have been to group therapy years ago and actually felt good listening to others and feeling empathy. I have been out of the relationship for 13 years now-but I get in situations where I feel others love to control me.

Down and out
 
Azelka

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I have been psysically, sexually and emotionally abused
 
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allot of the drama I brought on myself as I would freeze up and the abuser hates this. They want total control at what ever cost. He even burnt my college books and spray water all over my computer-He called the cops once and said I was trespassing on his property and wanted me arrested. He used my mental illness against me-I had one child taken away from me but I left after the second child was 6 weeks old and never went back. My second son is doing well and seems too under stand why mum gets depressed so often and appears sick allot.
 
Azelka

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But I don't think it is severe enough to say I have PTSD
 
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I always thought I could beat this domestic violence thing-while going through all the trails and tribulations alone-as I would not listen to good friends who cared about me. All I knew is him.
 
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Muy best friend overdosed and my abuser got the message he never told me. I was devastated when I found out months later as I was in a shelter then with my son.
 
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I still abuse myself as I have let him see his son over the years-and you know what he could have cared less about his so-no hugs kisses or conversation that was about himself.
 
Azelka

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When I was a child I watched a horror movie with snakes and worms and now, when I see a snake or a worm I can't watch them or I'll get the feeling there are some in my throat and i want to throw up, and I can't see a child or an animal mistreated or I'll get the feeling someone kick my heart, are these symptoms of PTSD?
 
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I have such compassion when it comes to animals the elderly and children. I am not a violent person but I did have a situation where I wanted to cut some ones throat for animal abuse. i really do not feel If would do it I would feel any guilt remorse.
 
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Do people with PTSD always talk about their traumas?
Speaking for myself? No.

Happens, I have an online friend, on the other side of the world. She too has been clinically diagnosed as suffering severe / chronic PTSD.

I have absolutely no idea how she got hers.

I don't believe I've ever felt moved to tell her how I got mine.

Certainly wasn't through Blue Peter or the Scouts. I will say that much.
 
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