Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

I’ve always related to living, fighting & surviving a war ~ Lilly Hope Lucario


You don’t have to have been in combat

– to have been fighting a war.

The first 20 years of my life were all about survival.

The war of severe child abuse.

The war of surviving child sexual abuse.

The war of emotional, psychological,

mental, verbal and physical abuse.

The war of surviving a psychopath

– who had killed a previous girlfriend.

The war of absolute captivity abuse.

As a child.

As a teenager.

Fighting to stay safe.

Fighting danger all around me.

Every day.

I know now, why I have always been so emotional

when I hear songs that are about survival.

Surviving trauma.

Fighting to stay alive.

Fighting to keep your siblings safe.

Trying to survive narcissists,

sociopaths, psychopaths.

My empathy for those fighting to stay alive

…… is deep.

Because I know that battle.

I know that war.

There are people fighting in wars.

There are people fighting wars

in their own homes.

There are children fighting wars.

Every day.

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

4 thoughts on “I’ve always related to living, fighting & surviving a war ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. .
    yep . the invisible damage which shores up the existence of a certain almost mesmerizing to me .. a certain witnessing of a ” how do you ‘ other ‘ know how to exist in the way you can be a person . ? “….. . when me the unspeakable has no form .. ..

  2. All the different war zones children grow up in. Physically and sexually abusive parents. The crime ridden inner-city ghetto. Even the playground and school for those children who are different. They can all leave lasting traumatic psychological damage.

  3. Totally relate lily…ty

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