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For it to get better you need to deal with it
I have no idea what you think your trauma is, maybe you should 'splain it Lucy? I don't do vague.
It's been more than obvious to me that for the last 5 years anyway, we are living in the p##see generation...
I would suggest hard work and a commitment to not quiting no matter what as well as a commitment to try 110% all the time while doing it. Nothing mental. Something physical and unpleasant, to your capacity of coarse....but nothing that relies on your mind where you go home nice and clean. Hard ass work. It is the catalyst..... That would fix it.
I find it disgusting how the word has been misused lately. For those really suffering from trauma and have to deal with it nearly on a daily basis, it's a slap in the face. Those who use the term on that light basis need to know that it's not the same if you for example see a coffin and think of death in general and then get a little bit sad. But that's the kind of way it's been used lately. A trauma trigger can rip you out of what's going on around you and you relive parts of the experience that traumatized you in the first place. It takes years for one to even realize you are traumatized because you go into some sort of denial about the event. You just don't know but your subconscious knows and it's affecting you. First you can't tell why you panic, why your health degrades, why you can't sleep anymore or not be able to read even one page on a book without drifting off. I did the whole Lord of Rings in a weekend and suddenly I need 5 minutes for one #ing page. Because you even do not remember the dreams but you subconscious was there. It's nothing I wish to anybody because it often is more worse than the experience or accident that "planted" the trigger. It also needs a doctor to be found and can not be self diagnosed! I hope some who read this may consider future usage or jokes about triggers.