Healing is a complicated, twisted, painful, tender thing, and you are not doing it wrong, I promise.
Gaslighting destroys a person's ability to trust themselves.
Little t traumas happen all the time, and sometimes they can have a serious, lasting impact on who we are as people.
Focus on recovery instead of validation through the exhibition of pain.
Toxic shame, also known as internalized shame, is, frankly, a bitch.