Kinda looking forward to this. (You can’t have post trauma until after the trauma stops, right?)
How long does it take during an episode before you remember you busted out and are better now?
My husband now is a disabled combat vet with pretty severe PTSD. He has things that are an ongoing behavior and then he'll have episodes like you are describing. For me, mine seem more of ongoing issues, ongoing insecurity. If someone says something that "triggers" me, I might feel upset and sad and somewhat depressed and then angry. And that can be from few hours to several days before I feel ok and dont think of it as much. I honestly didnt even truly think of them as episodes until I just typed this.
Post by caballotierra on Feb 9, 2020 21:19:39 GMT -5
Oh hell yes. It's definitely a thing. You bet there's gonna be PTSD symptoms. Did you notice how shocking it was when people liked you? I couldn't believe how nice people were being. Turns out people are always just that nice to other people, and I was conditioned to believe otherwise. I told my therapist once that I kept feeling like I was "going to get in trouble." She really made me look at that and realize I had internalized my W's critical voice. Any decision I made, i felt like she was over my shoulder telling me it was the wrong choice to make. Voices in your head sounds like PTSD.
It was only after I left that I was able to name it as an abusive relationship. She laughed derisively when I said this to her once. But I absolutely name it: emotional abuse, physical abuse, and financial abuse. I didn't realize the last one was a thing, but first time I read an article on it, my jaw dropped.
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petrushka: In my world view, you are buying into some really shitty memes there.
Nov 5, 2019 17:25:20 GMT -5
apocrypha: The "feminist agenda" has changed across the past 60 years. Some feminists of the 60's call the current iteration "fainting couch feminism", thinking it a subversion and betrayal of women's lib. Hard to get a bead on what folks think, using a broad label.
Nov 8, 2019 9:37:14 GMT -5
apocrypha: No aspect of that article (which I amount to a magazine offering bad diet advice) promotes rape, coercion (beyond seduction), sexual assault, and I don't understand your public performance suggesting that they would be and thus implicating bfar.
Nov 8, 2019 9:41:51 GMT -5
mirrororchid: pfar, being sensitive means understanding how others think and feel. It doesn't mean you are compelled to adopt their thoughts and feelings. This is a matter of understanding people including loved ones. If you aren't sensitive, you lack tools to
Nov 11, 2019 8:09:49 GMT -5
mirrororchid: live well. You need not soften, but you should be able to understand vulnerability. Recognizing others' distress provides me with cues when I need to use self-control or extend help. If you're strong, you should be helping others. Use what works.
Nov 11, 2019 8:14:06 GMT -5
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