Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Really thankful for new friendships.


I am really enjoying the new friendships I have formed. I enjoy walking and chatting, having coffee and slowly building new friendships with mature and easy going women.

It feels good to be staying away from chaos. And being far more discerning in where and who I form friendships with.

Having boundaries, is proving continually how different life can be. By staying away from those who create chaos and unhealthy, immature people, life is easier.

I value these new friendships, as well as the ongoing friendships I have.

When you realise how needed boundaries are, and how no longer tolerating toxic, or unhealthy, or gossip loving, or manipulative etc, it does indeed improve wellbeing…. life improves.

Life improves, when you understand what is needed, and have the self esteem and self respect, to ensure this happens. And believe you deserve this.

Which is a whole journey of healing, in itself.



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

2 thoughts on “Really thankful for new friendships.

  1. It’s so true about boundaries. It takes courage and loving yourself enough to know that if you piss others off with your boundaries, it’s their problem, not yours. It can be hard rebuilding your life with only healthy people, especially when the conversation turns to what should be banal conversation about family. Then they want to know about yours. I usually just say, “It was very dysfunctional and we are not close.” People don’t get it if they have good family relationships, how it is to have a toxic family and it makes them uncomfortable. Good luck, you are so fortunate to have found a partner and have great kids, your life is being blessed the more you bless yourself. Nice going!