Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

No-one has a right to tell us how to feel and think about those who harmed us.

A post to my page…


I have come to understand that I do not have to tolerate people telling me or anyone else we are not entitled to intense emotions and informed views about those who harmed us.

We do not have to feel sorry for abusers, we do not have to forgive them, and we are allowed and need all the needed and appropriate emotions of anger, hurt, betrayal, pain, depression etc.

And anyone who suggests otherwise, needs to be quiet, because all these emotions are part of processing the trauma, part of all the grieving. And this takes as long as it takes, there is no set time limit.

Suppressing these emotions, is damaging to the healing process. As those emotions need to be expressed and need to be dealt with.

No-one has a right to ‘tell’ us what we should and should not feel.

No-one has a right to shame us, or make us feel worse for having rightful emotions.

And if they do think they have that right, they are simply being controlling, projecting, and lack empathy for others.

We do not have to tolerate that. And that is not tolerated here.

Lilly ❤

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

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