PTSD Re-traumatization and Self Isolation

Reblogging with comment (on 2nd to last paragraph) that even when we try to look ‘normal,’ those close to us are often irritated by that startle reflex and/or constant vigilance, but we need them to understand why we feel compelled to discreetly watch our surroundings. Thank you for this post. -Shira, 2.2.12016 HE

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PTSD is a term most people have heard, but often they do not really know what it means.

If you tell someone you have PTSD it is hard for them to know what you mean by that, unless they have it themselves or maybe they have a close friend or family member with it.

People with PTSD have trouble with relationships, but not for the reasons people think.

Once you have been traumatized, and repeatedly re-traumatized, it becomes very isolating.

People with PTSD can be re-traumatized by people who do not understand, and by people who are more concerned with their own agenda than really understanding.

When someone with PTSD has certain triggers, and explains those triggers to someone, it is important that they are validated and respected.

A person that intentionally uses your triggers against you is not someone you can be around at all, or have any kind…

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One thought on “PTSD Re-traumatization and Self Isolation

  1. “A person that intentionally uses your triggers against you is not someone you can be around at all” -especially if he uses a trigger to break you down, then touches you in a place you told him not to touch you, while standing over your crumpled body

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