I don’t understand this big issue some people have with getting upset at their trauma, possibly not being considered ‘as traumatic’ ………. as the trauma others have experienced.
Some get very upset as the view that their own trauma…… is not ‘the worst’ it can be.
Which I find quite bizarre.
I have the empathy to completely see e.g. that a young child who has been sold into child prostitution, or child porn, or child slavery……has endured far greater trauma than I have.
I have no issue at all with accepting that would be far greater trauma and depth of abuse…. than I have experienced.
I have great empathy for a person who has endured worse than I have.
And I have no ‘need’ to try to compete and need to believe that my trauma, is ‘as bad’.
It’s called empathy for others…….. and living in reality.
But, it is interesting how many people cannot think this way.