Sep 9 2023
Episode 19 - Being Triggered Feels so Normal in Life
When you grow up, or even in adulthood, and you're confronted with traumatic events, especially those linked to Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or CPTSD, it can feel like you're navigating through a never-ending storm. Whether it's an abusive partner, a toxic parent, or just an ordinary person who inflicts harm, the scars they leave behind can run deep.
Imagine being trapped in a relationship with a narcissist, someone who slowly chips away at your self-worth until you begin to believe every cruel word they utter. It's a journey many have embarked on, and some have managed to escape, while others have been discarded once they've served their purpose.
Often, especially if you haven't sought professional help yet, or you're in the early stages of your recovery, you find yourself facing triggers. These triggers can reawaken the horrors you've endured, causing you to relive the pain over and over again.
The insidious consequence of this is a pervasive sense of self-doubt. You begin to question your own abilities, your decisions, and your self-confidence wanes. It's as if the trauma has cast a long shadow over your life, and it feels impossible to break free from its grip.
In this episode I talk about how stressful trying to live my life is when becoming triggered feels so natural, so normal for me that trying anything new or interacting with a woman or stranger is not an option as it feels safer to stay at home by myself than out there taking risks.
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