When we tell someone who has endured a trauma to "not think about it," we are actually (and likely unintentionally) dissuading them from healing. By not processing abuse, victims not only are at a higher risk for revictimization, but they can also become extremely ill — mentally, emotionally, and physically.
I’d ask myself, “What is wrong with you?" And I wished I could say, "Nothing is wrong." But I knew better.
I've never been great at talking. OK, ask my dad or best friends or boyfriend, and they'd probably say otherwise, because to the right people, I can talk an ear off. I can drain on for hours about politics or philosophy or mental health; but ask me what I've been up to or how my … Continue reading Why I Connect With Others on a Deeper Level
I think, for many people, the hardest part of living, much like writing, is the criticism that comes with it.
Why did I share that? Do I just want validation? If so, from who? And why?
I felt nothing, mostly. And when I did feel, it wasn't sadness. It was terror.