Good on you for sharing that Bruce. It appalls me when one who’s suffering makes those who love him suffer as well. Sick should be identified and treated separately from those You’re not my friend you’re my ex-boyfriend shirt who are ill. There’s a very thin line between two but the sufferers can help with this.
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Bruce as always you hit the nail on the head. Working in the community sector, with women experiencing domestic violence and children and youth who have experienced trauma, it is so much more often the emotional than the physical abuse that causes the deep and lasting pain, confusion and erosion of trust, including being able to trust any future partners. We also know too well the vicious cycle, hurt people hurt others as a survivor of extreme domestic violence You’re not my friend you’re my ex-boyfriend shirt where I almost lost my life several times, I can attest to this. Emotional/mental/verbal abuse cuts deeper, and leave eternal scars. In psychology there’s something call “proximal, and distal risk factors,” these are the risks of any health issues that can develop sooner or later due to trauma.
Mine, showed a bit later, and I’m still paying a high price with my health. I’m going through literal hell (I call it my Dante’s Inferno) due to the abuse I endured for so many years. What I’m going through now is so brutal, that I’ve screamed many times “I prefer to get brutally raped and beaten again, than go through this!” There’s an awesome book called “The Body Keeps the Score” by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolke M.D., which talks about how other animals are able to process stress easily, and get rid off it by a physical mechanism of shaking it off, meanwhile humans lost that ability long ago. Therefore, stress and trauma accumulate in our bodies, and if not processed or dealt with properly, it can manifest later in like in form of illnesses/diseases, or even death.