If someone you love has lived through trauma, hopefully this list will help you understand why they sometimes struggle to open up to you. It isn't personal, trauma is just...hard.
If your social media feeds have largely gone back to normal with little to no mention of BLM, then you need to upgrade your feeds.
Dramatic or not, I am tired of feeling this way, and pretending it isn't happening isn't making anything better. So something has to change.
People with this attachment style grew up with caregivers who were unable to appropriately and consistently comfort them when they were afraid or upset.
The movement for racial justice cannot be fueled by the deaths and brutalization of Black people.
Overall, I think I did pretty well. I kept the cost relatively low, bought pieces that I like and that actually fit me, and I spread out my purchases so our bank account didn't take a hit all at once. And I did it all without trying anything on.
You aren't hurting anyone by accepting the reality of your trauma.
Pretending these feelings aren't real just gives them more power because they start to feel more and more out of control.
I had a pretty rough week. And changing a few behaviors hasn't eradicated my shame. But it has shown me that I am not completely prisoner to it.
It's August, and you know what that means: time is still passing while we are trapped in this hellscape of open misogyny, rising COVID numbers, and kidnapped protesters.