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SammyMAC

670d

Has anyone felt like what happened to them didnt actually happen? like logically you know and feel it happened, but sometimes you gaslight yourself a bit?

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    • AnxiouslyPatience

      665d

      Yes, it took me 13 years to accept that it happened and I was only able to do so with a great therapist

    • AnxiouslyPatience

      665d

      Yes, it took me 13 years to accept that it happened and I was only able to do so with a great therapist

    • SkylerRose

      668d

      That's a normal trauma response. Until you can mentally handle it your brain forces a certain illusion feeling and/or makes you forget all together

    • em_Jay

      668d

      Yes. So very painful and confusing when thinking of it all.

    • Mop

      669d

      Yeah, this sort of thing is a huge part of my ptsd. My brain actually repressed the memories of my trauma for a while and then re-released them, and suddenly having all these new memories was so strange and hard to believe... it all feels very distant at times. Trust your heart, not your doubts. What is bothering you did happen.

    • jacquep

      669d

      My ptsd stems from my sister using my name constantly when stopped by cops so I constantly get paranoid and panic around cops

      • Ayuausca

        669d

        @jacquep idk -i can only control me.

        • jacquep

          669d

          @Ayuausca yup exactly

    • Ayuausca

      669d

      I can relate...breathing techniques (breathe control) has really been helpful...I'm now focused on mastering...As with everything worthwhile -it takes time. Hang in there, and if possible stay focused more on your breathing, and less on others around (half the time they're concerned about themselves in the moment, anyway) 😏 Smile 🙂

      • jacquep

        669d

        @Ayuausca ya I do find that focusing on my breathing works a lot so long as I don't look up at the cop. My friends think I should "just calm down" but they don't get the struggle

        • Ayuausca

          669d

          @jacquep do you have that "special, safe" place that you can draw up in your mind -in times of distress?

    • jacquep

      670d

      I have panic attacks and then feel embarrassed and feel like I was wrong to have the panic attack and that it is not justified because "nobody else is having a panic attack"

    • Dolly_Bunn

      670d

      Oh yeah, I think its because your brain is telling you that it needs to heal so if you lie to yourself that it'll hurt less, its wrong, you still have a chance to heal so it WILL hurt less

    • dream6284

      670d

      I do this a lot... for me, I constantly gaslight myself about the people who would gaslight me. I absolutely hate it and wish I could stop

    • Scorpiosfriend358

      670d

      Yes I go through this all the time. I’m sorry you’re going through the same thing.

      • SammyMAC

        670d

        @Scorpiosfriend358 I appreciate you. It def is hard sometimes cuz I know in my heart of hearts what happened to me but some surface bug is like "are you sure?"

        • Scorpiosfriend358

          665d

          @SammyMAC yes that’s exactly how I feel.

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