Severe trauma like complex trauma – prolonged trauma, repeated trauma, prolonged child abuse, prolonged domestic violence, incest, child sexual abuse…… these are trauma no-one should ever endure, we never deserved to endure and we were not designed to endure.
We need to reflect on how we survived what was meant to destroy us, in some cases meant to kill us.
We are already strong, courageous, brave and amazing to have survived all that. Full stop!
Please reflect on that.
We are already strong.
We are already courageous.
We are already brave.
No matter how we cope afterwards, we have already shown we have survived severe trauma and that alone is INCREDIBLE!!
Too many people focus on those who recover in full and heal completely as being the ones who are strong. I am so very happy for their full recovery, but that does not in any way make them stronger or more courageous than those who are not fully recovered.
I am so over society deeming only those who fully recover as being strong. Only those who meet society’s desires to not see anyone suffering….. so consider only those no longer suffering and struggling to be the strong ones.
This is such bullshit. Continue reading