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Leo_Yanofsky

759d

does anyone else fantasize about going back in time and doing something differently? like “if i had just done this, then this wouldn’t have happened.” i have this fantasy all the time and wondered if it’s a common ptsd thing.

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    • MissMatched

      755d

      All the effin time. I read and then did audible on 2 books that changed most of my mind on why I do that. Not directly but indirectly. 1. The body keeps the score and 2. What happened to you?

    • Aku

      755d

      Ah, well mainly just extensive bullying before I was even old enough to understand that they were just stupid kids. Along with no friends except for this one toxic friend I had back then. Those things messed me up a lot since I'm unreasonably sensitive to criticism.

    • MissMatched

      755d

      All the effin time. I read and then did audible on 2 books that changed most of my mind on why I do that. Not directly but indirectly. 1. The body keeps the score and 2. What happened to you?

    • Aku

      755d

      Yeah, same. I know that if I had walked away sooner or was strong enough not to care, then I wouldn't have developed an eating disorder due to a bunch of assholes in school.

    • CaGoddess

      757d

      I try not to do this, but I do. When I'm going through really bad episodes I have even had horrible thoughts such as, if I was still being traumatized I would feel as bad because I would be too focused on survival mode than anything else 😭

    • Violet_Beauregarde

      757d

      I used to a lot before completing EMDR therapy. It may be how you cope with flashbacks. Basically trying to change the narrative.

    • zen_iguana

      758d

      yeah, it also makes me feel guilty for the same reason too :/

    • Mysteria

      758d

      All of the time. It’s taken years of therapy to start getting better

    • Nettie98

      758d

      Definitely happens a lot.

    • JayUwU

      759d

      Pretty much every day

    • apxxle

      759d

      yes, a lot actually. i believe it is maybe a ptsd thing but it can always be caused by something else 🤷‍♀️

    • savannah_rose

      759d

      all the time

    • Vixly

      759d

      I do that daily. Sometimes it’s big things in my life like break ups or small things like meaningless conversations. I have C-PTSD but I don’t know if it’s caused by that or something else.

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