Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

I’m not afraid to tell the truth about myself. But many can’t face the truth about themselves.

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It takes courage and inner strength to be honest about self.

I’ve always been someone who is openly me – I don’t hide my behaviours, my views. I have hidden my pain from my past, but I don’t hide who I am.

I’ve always been me. Openly.

I’m emotional, openly.

When I was a clubbing, party girl, who ‘hooked up’ with many men, I was open about it. I didn’t hide it.

I can apologise when I’m wrong and have remorse, openly.

I don’t live life with a mask to pretend to be something I am not.

I have faced many truths about myself that are not pretty. I know there are reasons – but I still don’t excuse them, I own them. I know the things I have done wrong, that were not okay, and I am not okay with what I did and I am open about that.

I have PTSD and everyone I know, knows that.

I am honest. I have courage. I am truthful.

But, so many people – who consider themselves ‘normal’ can’t be truthful, honest and look deep within at what is not okay. Instead they justify it, excuse it, or just plain refuse to acknowledge it.

I see this all the time, all around me.

And people think I’m the ‘crazy one’.

But you know what they say, weak people like to live in denial.

It’s comfortable, in the land of denial.

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 “I’m not afraid to tell the truth about myself. But many can’t face the truth about themselves.

  1. “And I’m the crazy one” I feel like this all the time! I try to be honest with everything I am, I am sure I’m not perfect but like you I have to be true to myself. People have said I share to much on here and talking about PTSD and depression is not healthy or like something to be ashamed of. To that I say eff that! Pardon my language, the truth hurts yes, but lies and hiding hurts more and lasts much longer! God bless you my friend!