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Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:15 AM

Does anyone else feel like they are releasing trauma?

I feel like it's going to take a little time.

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Reply Does anyone else feel like they are releasing trauma? (Original post)
cilla4progress Jan 2021 OP
oldtime dfl_er Jan 2021 #1
Eyeball_Kid Jan 2021 #13
Irish_Dem Jan 2021 #2
HelpImSurrounded Jan 2021 #6
Irish_Dem Jan 2021 #16
dutch777 Jan 2021 #3
Old Crow Jan 2021 #4
HelpImSurrounded Jan 2021 #5
Hekate Jan 2021 #7
smirkymonkey Jan 2021 #8
OhNo-Really Jan 2021 #9
LuvLoogie Jan 2021 #10
Mersky Jan 2021 #11
cilla4progress Jan 2021 #12
patricia92243 Jan 2021 #14
abqtommy Jan 2021 #15
Wawannabe Jan 2021 #17
bif Jan 2021 #18
Aristus Jan 2021 #19
Cetacea Jan 2021 #20

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:20 AM

1. Absolutely

Although I'm surprised at how quickly I'm adjusting mentally. But my body is still traumatized. It'll be awhile before all the stress, trauma and anxiety built up over the last four years is released.

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Response to oldtime dfl_er (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:56 AM

13. The coming days look different, don't they?

Trump is/was oppressive. Many, or most of us lived with chronic, subclinical rage. It wasn't irritation, or frustration, or mere anger. It was rage.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:22 AM

2. We have PTSD. The healing has begun today. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:32 AM

6. Post Trump Stress Disorder

I'm semi-seriously considering making a Facebook group with this name to capture anecdotal data.

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Response to HelpImSurrounded (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 11:42 AM

16. That is a good one. Has to be added to psych manuals!

If you make the FB group, be prepared to be inundated.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:25 AM

3. Immediately a great weight has been lifted....but the bruising of the last four years will take...

...more time to heal. But now there is hope!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:27 AM

4. Absolutely. The relief is palpable.

I was telling a friend earlier that it will be such a relief to wake up in the mornings WITHOUT having the added burden of knowing a dysfunctional, dangerous man is at the helm of the nation.

Until now, I wasn't quite aware of just what a toll it was taking on me, day after day, week after week, month after month. Life feels a lot better now.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:31 AM

5. Yes, both my wife and me

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:32 AM

7. Oh hell yes...

But trauma takes time to heal, and takes work.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:35 AM

8. Yes, but I feel like it's going to be a process.

 

There will be ups and downs. Luckily, we have each other to help us get through. However, we now have hope, which is the most important thing. Just think about how awful things would be if he had won. I could not even imagine the state of despair I would be in right now.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:36 AM

9. I'm ready to push for Big steps

The country sinking too low. Bold action needed. Interest rate 0. Feed all house all soend what it takes to stomp covid

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:38 AM

10. The Saturday after the election was really cleansing and great relief of stress.

I felt so great after a 15 minute cathartic laugh over some stupid unrelated meme. Best laugh I had in years.

But then the stress built up again over these past several weeks.

I was lucky to have had some vacation time scheduled, so I had like 18 days off in a row and I mostly buried myself in housework and cleaning my basement. So therapeutic.

The lasting damage will be with some of my extended family relationships. Sucks.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:39 AM

11. Yes

Since a little before the election I have been dealing with the trifecta of what triggered my original PTSD: natural disaster, binding family turmoil, and violent mob mentality within a relatively short span.

Ive been aware, and stepped back taking in how to effect things positively. Ive been here listening on DU.

Weve been through a lot. Not everyone reacts bodily the way that I do, and I just had to stop and only do the essentials of taking care of my household and my grandmother.

Still havent properly mourned RBGs passing.

Im trying to look up and out more fully.

Today was a good day and I gotta believe we can stand up in the stream of difficulties before us.

Mr. tRump is no longer in power.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:41 AM

12. Really moved

by the sharing here.

Thank you!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 04:38 AM

14. Even though I watched the inauguration, I still can't quite

believe it. Definitely PTSD. It;s going to take awhile.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 08:07 AM

15. We are finally entering The Healing Zone. Let's not rush it. If we all stick together we can make it

last a loooong time!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 12:22 PM

17. Me and two besties

Been speaking about it for the last 24 hrs.

Been getting so happy texts. Feels good to smile for no reason. Feels good to have Biden finally.

I want 10#s of flesh outta these insurrectionists and conviction at the impeachment trial and my healing will be complete.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 12:27 PM

18. The four-year knot in my stomach is gone!

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 12:30 PM

19. Yes.

My heart hasn't felt this light and free in four years...

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 02:11 PM

20. Thanks for this thread

The Capitol riots were especially triggering. I think nuch of the country is suffering from PTSD in varying degrees from the past four years. May everyone heal over time.

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