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    How to deal with avoiders when you also can be one

    Hi All, Like many others with PTSD, I can play the part of the avoider or the person on the other side. One thing that I have felt proud about for the most part, is owning when I know that’s what’s happening. A recent before the recent… a friend of mine caught me saying we can’t be friends...
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    Fear of presence.

    Hi All, This will be free form and based on several thoughts I’ve had over the past year or so. It’s a bit of a vent… I’ve known I had PTSD since I was 19. I had a “big T” at age 11, which I thought shaped a lot of my “stuff”. However, I only semi-recently (maybe three years?) addressed that...
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    How to reconnect with friends when healing?

    Hi All, I feel like this is more to get future ideas so I can integrate as I continue on my path and also have been wanting some feedback on this due to being a little stumped. My trauma response is dissociation and I’ve also self medicated as a way to feel. With this combo, I’ve had several...
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    Sufferer Needing to be seen/heard while continuing to heal.

    Hello All, I am grateful for this place and sending you all love tonight. I’ve had CPTSD for over 30 years and didn’t know it until a few years ago. I did, however, know I had PTSD and assumed it started later than it actually did. My “big T” was when I was 11 (I’m 39 now) and witnessed my...