The Danger of Thinking Your Trauma Isn't 'Bad Enough'

"How do you live with your own traumas when you keep comparing them to other people’s traumas? To others, there is a line. But I was never raped. I didn’t go through a series of horrific incidents. I didn’t have a bad childhood; my parents loved and protected me as best as they could. The sexual abuse I endured wasn’t as bad as it could have been. My life has been a series of mini-traumas that built into complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). The amount of emotional toxicity I have experienced from friends and partners would probably shock the average person — the abuse has been enough to the point where I have never been in a stable relationship, despite having been romantically involved with a handful of people in my life."



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