When I tell people that I am in the process of recovering from physical and mental trauma that I got while in a domestic violence situation, they usually have some variation of the same response: “I’m so sorry.
You are so much stronger for having gone through that.” While I appreciate the sentiment, the trauma I experienced did not give me strength.
My trauma made me isolated. I stopped talking to people in my support system. When they would call I would either ignore them, or exchange pleasantries quickly, to prevent them from feeling the need to call me again.Read more on themighty.com