RavenGray

254d

I’m so tired of feeling like no one knows me or understands. All of my friends come from preppy, upper class families, and while I’m sure they all have their own battles, they often assume that I’m just like them. They don’t understand being poor and almost make fun of it. My PTSD is extensive and complex and I’m tired of being seen as just another one of them with a similar background. They don’t even make an effort to understand and I’ve gotten to the point where I find myself retreating more and more. I just need people who get it.

Lethargy

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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  • wise

    254d

    God I can't stand people who mock those in poverty. My own dad would joke about being poor every time we visited while we lived with my mom in abject poverty. we were dumpster diving and hitting up food banks so we could eat. we were nearly homeless countless times. I didn't have stable housing until I was 12, but I didn't believe we were actually staying put until I was 16 or 17. that does shit to a person! it's one thing to have a laugh because my partner and his family do something that's completely normal for them but would've been an unreachable luxury for me growing up. My mother-in-law made me a cake for my 20th birthday when I had only been dating her son for two months, and she didn't understand why I was crying or why I thought it was a big deal. She couldn't believe a small birthday cake was a luxury I was never afforded as a child. I'm no longer constantly on the verge of homelessness, but some of those habits stick with you forever, especially stressing about how much you're spending on food. People who make fun of you and/or people like you are not your friends, I cannot stress that enough

    • RavenGray

      254d

      I needed that, thank you so much! As much as I hate to hear you dealt with this, I’m glad to know I’m not alone. We will get there 💕

      • wise

        254d

        it's an unfortunate part of my life story but at least it made me a little empathetic and better able to think outside of my own world. I wouldn't be who I am today if I had a different childhood and I like to think that's a good thing

      • wise

        254d

        you were so much stronger than you should've had to be in childhood. I'm so glad you made it to the other side and lived to see adulthood

  • L0viatar

    254d

    That sounds awful; those aren’t supportive caring people if they can do that to someone they consider a friend. That’s incredibly invalidating and painful when you cannot trust to be able to open up honestly about your feelings

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