Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD).

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Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a condition that results from chronic or long-term exposure to emotional trauma over which a victim has little or no control and from which there is little or no hope of escape, such as in cases of:

  • domestic emotional, physical or sexual abuse
  • childhood emotional, physical or sexual abuse
  • entrapment or kidnapping.
  • slavery or enforced labour.
  • long-term imprisonment and torture
  • repeated violations of personal boundaries.
  • long-term objectification.
  • exposure to gaslighting & false accusations
  • long-term exposure to inconsistent, push-pull, splitting or alternating raging & hoovering behaviours.
  • long-term taking care of mentally ill or chronically sick family members.
  • long-term exposure to crisis conditions.

When people have been trapped in a situation over which they had little or no control at the beginning, middle or end, they can carry an intense sense of dread even after that situation is removed. This is because they know how bad things can possibly be. And they know that it could possibly happen again. And they know that if it ever does happen again, it might be worse than before.

C-PTSD – What it Feels Like:

People who suffer from C-PTSD may feel un-centred and shaky as if they are likely to have an embarrassing emotional breakdown or burst into tears at any moment. They may feel unloved – or that nothing they can accomplish is ever going to be “good enough” for others.

People who suffer from C-PTSD may feel compelled to get away from others and be by themselves so that no-one will witness what may come next. They may feel afraid to form close friendships to prevent possible loss should another catastrophe strike.

People who suffer from C-PTSD may feel that everything is just about to go “out the window” and that they will not be able to handle even the simplest task. They may be too distracted by what is going on at home to focus on being successful at school or in the workplace.

Read more at…Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)

Becoming Unstoppable

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Perhaps the saddest thing about toxic relationships and long-term interactions with toxic people is that the victim will eventually believe that they are a victim with no way out.

Plus, they often end up gaslighting themselves because they ‘ve adapted to questioning themselves constantly as their default mindset.

“Re-learning healthy self-esteem and emotional strength is a long and difficult process. But you will be unstoppable when you succeed.”

When To Walk Away, Quotes

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“Sometimes you need to walk away. Not to make someone else realize how worthy you are. But for YOU to understand and acknowledge your own self-worth.”

 

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“Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness and everything to do with strength. We walk away not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own.”

 

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“One of the hardest decisions you’ll ever face in life is choosing whether to walk away or try harder.”

 

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You see a person’s true colors when you are no longer beneficial to their life.”

 

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“I’m learning how to walk away from situations or people who threaten my peace of mind, self-respect, or self-worth.”

 

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“There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you have had enough.”

 

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“People will take from you until there’s no more of you left.”

 

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“If I could go back to the day we met, I would turn around and walk away.”

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“Have a nice life. I’m done trying to be in it.”

 

 

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“No matter how badly people treat you, never drop down to their level. Just know you’re better and walk away.”

Hit Me, You Bastard

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“I remember going to one of those group things and another woman shared how she used to wish sometimes that her partner would just shut up and take a swing at her because then she could finally walk out. Cause we all know that hitting and physical abuse is wrong but it can be so damn hard sometimes when you’re stuck in the mess of it all to know if the verbal shit has gone too far. I could really relate to what she was saying.” By Chanty (offered via promise of anonymity)

What To Do Now? ~ Quote

And what do I do now, she thought.

After a lifetime of walking by your side and matching your steps,

I realise that wasn’t the path I wanted to take.

~Honesty Warrior

Do We Ever Run Out Of Tears? ~ Quote

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“Do we ever, actually, run out of tears?”

~original image quote inspired by the incredibly brave women of psychopathfree.com who do indeed despite initial fears, stop crying, stand up strongly, and move on truimphantly.

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Finality Has Arrived ~ Poetry Quote

Finality has arrived.

Without warning it hits,

A tidal wave of tears for half a lifetime wasted.

Why do the smallest reminders bring the deepest sadness?

How can your pride be more important than half our lives?

©2016 itstimetogethonest 

I Fell For Your Facade ~ Quote

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“I Fell For Your Facade. I guess I was a fool, but only for a while. Last words do matter.”

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