Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.


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I don’t know what to say to some people who are suffering so badly. I don’t want to say the wrong thing.

I don’t have all the answers, or the capacity to know what to say to every person who is suffering.

I worry and stress that I may say the wrong thing, to those who are filled with hopelessness and in so much pain.

I never want to invalidate or minimize anyone’s pain. I know that is dangerous and pushes people over the edge.

I also don’t want to tell anyone it is hopeless, because I don’t want anyone to give up completely, as that is dangerous too.

I know through all the hurt, invalidation, minimization and shaming I have endured, not to do this to others. It is beyond painful and has nearly killed me.

I simply don’t know what to say to some people.

I really stress and worry that what I say will not be what they need to hear. Not be what they are emotionally and psychologically capable of hearing.

I also know, it is not my job to be someone who knows what to say to every person. That would be an unrealistic expectation of myself, or of others – to expect me to have all the right words. Continue reading