Healing is a complicated, twisted, painful, tender thing, and you are not doing it wrong, I promise.
Practice acknowledging your fear and making the conscious decision to move forward with the fear.
Basically, an LGBTQ+-affirming therapist takes the burden off of you to explain or justify your identity.
Maladaptive daydreaming is when your daydreams go beyond an occasional distraction from boredom and turn into something that disrupts your life.
This is an ultimate guide, a masterpost full of links regarding every aspect of therapy I could think of.
Even though survival mode is largely subconscious, there are still conscious things we can do to lessen its impact on our lives.
Gaslighting destroys a person's ability to trust themselves.
It is okay to need gentleness.
If I wasn't consistently getting closer to being better, then I wasn't getting closer to being better at all.
Little t traumas happen all the time, and sometimes they can have a serious, lasting impact on who we are as people.