Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

‘You are extremely intelligent and well spoken – it’s getting ridiculous’


In my current quest to develop some healthy self esteem, I am making myself take in what people say, and really try to digest what they say, as being genuine, and not just dismiss it, or be suspicious, as I would normally do.

Today – this comment stood out and made me giggle too!

And on a more serious note, is a huge compliment. Especially as the term ‘ridiculous’ is used in a very positive way.

It reminded me of the singer RedFoo singing ‘Let’s Get Ridiculous’ – only about intelligence, not having fun.

It was in response to this post

~~~Are you told you are lazy?~~~

Sufferers, of PTSD and Complex PTSD – are not lazy.

Stress reduction and stress management are a needed part of managing a severe disorder.

It is self care, appropriate, necessary, and a needed part of health needs.

People who didn’t know about PTSD, would look at my lifestyle now and possibly assume I am lazy.

I’m not and their opinion, is wrong, non educated, judgmental. I have a life threatening disorder, that requires continual management, so that I do not become overwhelmed and risk my life.

Many people end their lives due to severe PTSD every day. Complex PTSD is known within the trauma expert field as being the ‘mental health equivalent of cancer’.

Would these people say ‘you are lazy’ to a cancer patient? A stroke patient? No.

Other people’s opinions of me, my needs, my health – are ignored now.

If you have people accusing you of being lazy, please know, they are wrong.

(((((((( ❤ hugs ❤ )))))))) to anyone who needs one ❤

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

5 thoughts on “‘You are extremely intelligent and well spoken – it’s getting ridiculous’

  1. Thanks. I needed that.

  2. This is so true! PTSD is hard to deal with, sometimes I think it controls me as I don’t always know what will trigger me but I have opted to take it easy on myself and like you say; “Other people’s opinions of me, my needs, my health – are ignored now”…thank you for posting!

  3. …and as we stand strong, continuing to go to work, raise children, and maintain a few relationships-it zaps us mentally and spiritually… I just collapse and need to recharge.

  4. I really relate to you.
    When i’m in ptsd, often others don’t make any connection with my disability. They just don’t get it, even though i’ve explained my condition.