Trigger Warning: SA..The person that groomed me I see a lot in people, and it’s really troubling. I see it in my roommate, my friends, and people I’m romantically interested in, and it’s scaring me. It scares me so much to think about that the person’s attributes will be in everyone including me for the rest of my life and I broke down today because of it. Feeling so lost and stuck and scared.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Anxiety (Including GAD)
I understand this, I'm so sorry. I promise you that one day you'll able to forget about how it reminds you of all of that. I wish you the best, and I hope that time will help you heal.
I still have trouble with this today.. though I'm 22, I still feel young and get extreme anxiety anytime someone a decent amount older than me expresses interest or says a creepy comment..
I still feel like a kid as far as... sexual stuff goes, despite being with a lot of people around my age. It always freaks me out when someone just 8 or more years older finds me attractive. (Gives me pedo vibes even tho I know im not a child anymore...)
Even being with people around my age I still have a lot of anxiety around sexual acts
Maybe try to pinpoint the specific points that you see in other people that remind you of them, and try to figure out why that is bugging you past them. (Your post was semi vague so msg me if you wanna share more)
When this happens for me, I have to remind myself that they are not the person who did those things to me. Even if there's something familiar, they are not that person. Hope that helps!
And just remember, it gets better. One day, you won't even think about it anymore
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