Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Double the stigma, double the shaming.



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

6 thoughts on “Double the stigma, double the shaming.

  1. Totally feel it. Sux

  2. I blame myself all the time. I don’t understand how all the things that happened can be real, and I just stayed with him.

    • That self blame is something many of us do, & I have to remind myself all the time…. I was never responsible for the abusive actions of others. It was their choice. Nothing I did ‘made’ them abuse me and I never deserved it.
      It is a long journey in dealing with this self blame and self shame.
      But, we didn’t ever deserve it and nothing we did excused the abuse we endured.