See Alike in...

Alike App

Browser

trail_happy

786d

How do I deal with people coming up to me and asking about/mentioning triggering events? I always end up crying, but I can’t just walk away and be rude… i hate my life.

    • ADreamInside

      786d

      I have had to work on boundaries. Setting them and sticking to them. You have to be blunt. You are not being rude, you are protecting yourself. "I do not want to talk about this topic. If you continue to do so, I must leave." And if they continue, follow through. Nobody is responsible for your triggers, except you. If someone says something that upsets you, you must walk away. It sucks and you feel like the worst person on earth, but you are the only person who can remove yourself from things that cause you distress. My triggers are common topics and I have to walk away from many conversations to avoid a meltdown, fortunately, it gets easier the more you do it. You dont owe anyone an explaination or an apology. You have a responsibility to care for yourself first and foremost.

    • JayBird

      786d

      Best thing to do if those people are often in your life is to talk to them and try to explain. Sometimes being blunt is better than being unable to stand up for what you’ve been through. If they still continue to put you through it? Then you aren’t rude for protecting your mental health.

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to Alike.health's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free
100%
Free

Download Alike for the full experience

JOIN

View All

Bupropion

night sweats

paranoid

Valium

sertraline

palpitations

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Depression

palpitations

Depression

Valium

Bupropion