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Why My Complex PTSD Makes Me Turn Down Your Social Invitations

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Dear friends and family, I want to attend your birthday parties. I want to attend your holiday gatherings. I want to attend the momentous occasions in your lives.

I even want to attend the routine happenings that make up your world. And yet, I respond to your invitations with “no thank you,” “maybe next time” and white lies.

I choose not to attend. You may ask me, “how can you say you want to attend and yet you choose not to?” The answer: I have complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD).

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