In the past I’ve been in a abusive relationship. It’s been a year and I keep on getting triggered when I hear there name. How do I cope with this? I feel so stressed out, I just want to happy and not let them have this control over me

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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  • Maya_halle


    Hey! I relate to you fully! it’s been over a year for me. im in a new relationship that is healthy and wonderful, but i still struggle with hearing a name or everything. figuring out how to manage it in therapy. i really hope it gets easier for you💕 stay strong

  • dream6284


    It's been 9 years since my last abusive relationship and I still get triggered all the time. My current partner doesn't like it, but understands it's part of what I'm working thru

  • snoel


    Therapy, time, an understanding partner with mutual honest communication (when you’re ready). Klonopin if I know I’m going to be in a situation that might be triggering

  • Cece7


    The name thing is something I still struggle with and I’ve been out of my relationship for 4 years. Unfortunately my current husband has a brother with the same first name so I have to hear it a lot. Hopefully over time it becomes less triggering. Honestly kind of helps in some form knowing other people with the name so I can try to connect it to them more than my ex. Maybe even watching a show with characters with the same name might “desensitize” and help you connect that name to something outside of the abuse

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