I asked my Complex PTSD community what they would look for in a book if they were purchasing one. I value the thoughts of my community. They are the ones enduring this journey with me.
This question led to a lot of responses.
Seeing all the hurt and suffering people are enduring, in so many comments all in one post, was really overwhelming. Seeing all their pain, all collectively in one post and all the differences in their responses, mostly not covered in your average PTSD book, is so terribly sad.
Complex trauma is still a new field and even many in the mental health profession know little about it and have little insight.
There was enough answered in that post, to fill a series of books.
The sadness I feel for others, just hits me sometimes. One of those waves of grieving washing over me, filling me up with sadness and pain knowing what others are enduring.
Suffering is so terribly painful.
And when caused by abuse, feels so terribly cruel.
I wish I could take people’s pain away.
Of course I can’t, but it doesn’t stop me wishing I could.