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.
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.
You aren't hurting anyone by accepting the reality of your trauma.
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.
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.