Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Grieving and PTSD, exacerbate each other.

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I am pretty sure that grieving abuse and having PTSD, at the same time, makes each of these worse.

The grieving, makes me have more intrusive memories and more nightmares.


Which then means all the PTSD symptoms, increase.

Which then increases my sadness and depression and grieving.


Maybe my PTSD won’t heal more, until I stop grieving.

How ever long that takes.


No wonder I cannot hold on to any positive periods of time, for more than a few days.


Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

One thought on “Grieving and PTSD, exacerbate each other.

  1. Sending you hugs, my friend… ❤

    I'm not sure it's grieving abuse only that does this- I think it's grief, period. I've recently lost one of my beautiful cats, then 4 days later, my favorite aunt, & it's made the C-PTSD symptoms increase a lot. & frankly, it stinks! They bring out the worst in each other, I think. Praying you will get back to a more positive place soon & sending you hugs. ❤