I’ve spent a decade in therapy to recover from an emotionally needy, gaslighting narcissist, who raised her Jewish Son among abusive, anti-Semitic, fag-bashing racists, some of them pedophiles, who considered themselves good Christians.
Ironic, isn’t it?
I’m the one with the diagnoses.
What have I learned?
I am a human being,
I have a right to be alive.
When the trauma is drawn out over a number of years, dissociation becomes a way of life. Once learned, it is a fixed part of the personality that asserts itself long beyond the original dangers that prompted it.
This is an illustration of the principle that C-PTSD is essentially a learning process gone awry as a consequence of the child developing in a dangerous environment. Dissociation and C-PTSD
The effects of long-term child abuse last a lifetime.
This post inspired by the #BraveWrite hashtag on Twitter.
Rob Goldstein 2019
“Los Portales’ (c) Rob Goldstein 2016