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Trauma Doesn’t Make a Person Strong, Recovery Does.

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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.

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