That’s a perfectly natural response considering your past, anon. You don’t have to come to terms with whatever trauma you experienced until you’re ready to, you don’t have to force it. I think it’s valid that you should want to stay away from this guy. I also think your friends should, and most likely will, understand. Don’t let anyone brush off your feelings or tell you to “get over it.” Your mental health comes first and foremost, and people who care will understand that. I think once you get this look a like out of your life you can start making progress again. Good luck. -Gina
I was in a bad relationship, the kind you can get legal action in. I feel really uncomfortable talking about it, so most don't know. I recently met a boy, they look, act, and speak the same, our terms of meeting are similar, even my friend noticed. He's romantically interested in me, it terrifies me. I thought I had come to terms with what happened. I'm scared of society again, I recoil when people touch me, I'm afraid to be around this boy.
please please please, and i can’t stress this enough, if you’re feeling depressed or like there is no one to talk to, message me. i won’t be annoyed. i won’t judge you. i know words alone can’t stop the world from falling onto your shoulders, but they can help you avoid it. or even message someone else. if you look past the blur of the tears, the world is filled with people waiting waiting to listen, i promise. just please. you don’t have to feel so alone.
Ello! Man, I've been feeling really, unmotivated. Lately I've been antisocial, my patience and temper have been short, I lost interest in my hobbies... I find it hard to breathe sometimes, and most of the time I'm locked up in the bathroom crying. I've pushed away all my friends, so I've been doing practically nothing at the house but sleeping or watching movies. I honestly don't know what to do, I don't even want to leave my house or bother seeing a doctor like EVERYONE is recommending.
You don’t feel like going out, or do you feel like you can’t, like it’s too scary? Sounds like you NEED to go, either way. I have been in and out of agoraphobia (what you’re describing) for months and months and months, and literally the only way to fix it for anyone is to go out, like exposure therapy, and reacclimate your brain to the idea that leaving the house is safe and can even be rewarding. But go to the doctor and tell them all of your symptoms, they’ll probably put you on an antidepressant, which can help you with your motivation and mood.
self-love is so important fuck right off if you tell me i love myself too much i spent a long time hating myself and miserable and i’m over that and you won’t take my happiness away from me
Guys, seriously. Signal boost. I needed this the other night, and a few weeks ago I was talking with someone who needed it. This is the best freaking thing ever.
shout out to all my followers struggling with their eating during the holidays, to everybody with unsupportive families, to everybody feeling weak, to everybody wanting to lock themselves in their room all night, to everybody anxious and panicked and feeling guilty while the people around them are enjoying themselves; you’re all so important to me and I hope this holiday season you can remember that you’re human and deserving of love no matter what
I had a really bad panic attack today after a week of not having one. I had bizarre dreams and overslept and when my mom came in and told me it was 12 I panicked. It was extremely bad. The panic is nade worse because she always harrasses me about what's wrong. I get terrified she'll come in and shut my door. And of course she did. She came in telling me I had 5 minutes to "stop those noises" and then came in and closed the door. I got so angry I wound up hitting her. I'm so ashamed.
Have you talked to her about your panic attacks? it sounds like she doesn’t understand. Also, have you left asks here before? we never heard back from that person :(
Thank you so much for this blog
you’re very welcome!
To be diagnosed with PTSD, you have to have a. been through( or witnessed) a traumatic event b. 1 re-experiencing symptom, 2 hyper arousal symptoms, and 3 avoidance ones.
PTSD does not refer to the immediate things that go on after trauma- that is Acute Stress Disorder. It becomes PTSD after what is considered the ‘normal’ grieving period- so usually after 6 months.
There a couple of different ‘types’ of PTSD. Delayed onset- which pops up long after the trauma is over, and when memories begin to surface. Complex- which usually is used for people who went through more than one trauma (Childhood survivors, soldiers, ect.) compared to say… a car accident survivor.
Take care of yourselves today, okay?
I just kind of wanted to have this on my blog in case anyone was interested. I do in fact suffer from PTSD and many other issues, so it’s nice to have a better written explanation of things, since I tend to flounder.