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SongSparrow

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What do you do to help with flashbacks and getting triggered during sex? My trauma is sexual, and I feel broken, like I can't have a normal relationship.

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    • barbosa

      767d

      it was immensely helpful for me to talk with my partner about everything that may happen before hand and tell them signs to look for and how they can help. That way the responsibility of asking to stop isn’t entirely up to you because sometimes when you’re in that headspace it can be really scary to ask to stop. Now, my partner recognizes changes in me and stops before i even have to say anything and it makes me feel alot safer

    • barbosa

      767d

      it was immensely helpful for me to talk with my partner about everything that may happen before hand and tell them signs to look for and how they can help. That way the responsibility of asking to stop isn’t entirely up to you because sometimes when you’re in that headspace it can be really scary to ask to stop. Now, my partner recognizes changes in me and stops before i even have to say anything and it makes me feel alot safer

    • angelgeek

      768d

      Mine was sexual mental physical and emotional I know how you feel when you say your broken I feel the same way.

    • lolo1576

      768d

      experiencing flashbacks is hard enough, but it’s even more difficult (in my experience) when they’re triggered by something that’s supposed to be a good thing. i recommend therapy for sure, and being open with your partner about it (if that’s something you’re comfortable with). i found that communication is key when you’re going through something like this. but if you’re not ready to talk about it, that’s okay too. you have to do it on your own time and when you feel ready. i hope this helps and i hope you find the healing you’re looking for!

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