Because family? just comes with all the baggage of family. And all that "stuff" just comes along whether you want it to or not. Plus that thing from our favorite article - all stress - good bad or otherwise - is still stress.Wait, I made some sort of connection. I was in a great mood and was feeling really accomplished before visiting my family at my sister's. Did they stress me out? Or am I just overwhelmed overall? Is am I upset because I overworked myself maybe and haven't noticed? Or because the sun is down?
Then the part people who don't have ptsd don't get. It's not in the past.....its not in the future its all NOW. And whether we think of it as past or whatever - our brain interprets it as now. So stress is all now, whether it comes from the past or present, whether its excitement or fear, it's all in the same cup.
And if its all now its easily overwhelming.....whether it feels like it or not.