PTSD

The Time I Learned About How PTSD Can Affect Your Life

PTSD – What it is, and how it can affect your life PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. (NIMH) It is not a diagnosis that should be taken lightly. I learned very quickly what PTSD was all about when I experienced an event that…

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trigger words

When Family Uses Trigger Words Against You

Trigger Words – What are they? Trigger words are words and phrases that cause a listener to feel strong emotions because of previous experiences. When you hear them, they often cause a rush of emotions to flood your mind and body. These feelings can stay with you for days, and are usually associated with past emotional, physical, or psychological trauma. The…

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Bipolar mother

How My Bipolar Mother Continues To Affect My Life

When you have a Bipolar mother, your life will never be smooth sailing. Ever. I have a Bipolar mother. I have already written about what it’s like growing up with a bipolar mother, so I’m not going to go back over that hot mess. Instead, I want to talk about what it’s like as an adult to have a mother with…

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parentification

The Emotionally Damaging Truth About Parentification

Parentification – I was forced to grow up too soon. This is for any of you out there who are victims of parentification. Those of you who had to ‘be the parent’ instead of having a parent. The ones who had to take on way more responsibility than you should have ever had to at such a young age. Whose…

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how to deal with a sociopath

How to Deal with a Sociopath

How to deal with a sociopath – antisocial personality disorder. The answer to how to deal with a sociopath is actually very simple. You don’t. I know, it’s probably not the answer you were expecting. But this is the only answer if you want to stay emotionally healthy. There are tons of articles and posts from medical experts and health…

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