CandyFrog

188d

How do you stop talking about your trauma around your partner?
I was in an emotionally and sexually abusive relationship about 8 years ago when I was a teenager and it lasted almost a year and thankfully I was able to get out of it, but at the time, I didn't realize what happened to me was abuse since I was invalidated and gaslighted for a while, so I went through years of no signs of ptsd or trauma, but once I reached college, my trauma started flooding me I assume because I didn't take time to process it as a teen, and so my partner is confused why it's affecting me now and my family thinks it's odd since I seemed "normal" for a good few years.
I'm not sure why it's affecting me really either, but it's affecting my relationship as well and stresses him out when I mention the guy who abused me or the memories, and I don't mean to mention it, that's just how I cope.
Any advice or thoughts would really be appreciated!! 💜

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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  • MiloSunshine

    188d

    Typically when you go through something traumatic, you suppress it. Then it eventually gets triggered, and it all comes running to the surface.. Communication with your partner is important, as long as it's in a healthy way. But it also helps to have a therapist who can help you process.

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