This whole topic of the responses generally involved in neglect and/or abuse has just sunk in although I have known about it for a while. I was neglected and most likely abused for the first 2.5 years of my life and then adopted to a good family but had a sister from hell that was 6 years older and picked up on my triggers and was constantly bullying etc. I have just recently realized this as well. She and I have never been friends. I have been emotionally, mentally and physically stagnant for the past 3 years due to an abusive relationship and the fallout divorce. I understand now. I do not fight. I do not flee, I freeze in response to such triggering. I am not sure how to stop myself (sorry, start myself) again. I feel like a machine that needs a battery change but don't know where to get the battery or how to put it in. Do any of you understand what I am talking about here or is this a very rare reaction?
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