I Feel Like The Only One - Triggered By Movie/TV Content

arfie

MyPTSD Pro
hello invisigirl. welcome to the forum. sorry for what brings you here, but glad you are here.

i happen to believe that invisibility is a superpower and i am a card carrying member of the invisible justice league. i would show you my card, but it's invisible, too. my shrink calls my invisible justice league, "a delusion of grandeur." that's okay. the weak of faith are the easiest to work around. if you can't see me, you can't stop me.

attempted humor aside. . .

I've observed other survivors in the past and it seemed to me that no one else has the same feelings about this content.

i don't believe the common ground is in the content. a particular turn of phrase, action or whatever is going to affect everyone differently. one soul's trigger is another soul's catharsis. the common ground is in how we react to reminders of past events and/or fears of the future. there is often common ground in how we can manage the symptoms of those reactions.

just believing. . . would this be a good time to mention that i also believe i am a member of the invisible justice league?
 

Loveann

Confident
Hi. I'm new here. I'm scared to type this post. My anxiety has gotten so bad but I have to.
I'm a survivor of abuse as a child and for years I have had a lot of trouble with certain content in movies, on tv, hearing peers talk. I get very upset and feel like I'm not human because I don't feel "normal" like everyone else seems to feel. I also get angry because as a female, I feel objectified and less than. I feel victimized all over again, I guess you could say. So I don't watch anything new, I don't go to see anything new. I'm buried in habit.
I've observed other survivors in the past and it seemed to me that no one else has the same feelings about this content.
I was just triggered recently completely out of the blue and that propelled me to do this. I'm trying to filter what I say, so I hope I'm making sense. Thanks.
There is comfort in watching things we have seen before.
 
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