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The Trauma Symptom That Causes Me to Think You Might Kill Me

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Do I really think you might kill me? Yes. Wait, what? Perhaps I’d better explain. I am a person who has experienced trauma. I identify as someone who has complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD).

I’m always mindful of not wanting to harm others with my story, and so I only share what I feel is necessary. In that spirit, I will say just a little about this background, which I think is needed to explain the title of this writing.

Please take care of yourself if this is hard for you to read. I experienced persistent sexual abuse in my growing-up years. I didn’t know it was abuse at the time; I didn’t have the vocabulary or ability to express it to anyone who may have helped me.

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