Everyone deals with pain, hurt and grief differently. When it comes to trauma, it’s very different. Everything changes. The way you respond to life changes. You have to learn how to respond to a brand new world. Through the eyes of a PTSD survivor, the world now looks a bit shady. You now second guess the things which once were clear and present. You continually wipe your lens to get a better view or the one you once saw. What makes it hard for us is this: you’re asked to tell your story only to find you are being judged by the very same person. Someone who has never experienced that type of pain.

We are not asking for sympathy. We crave understanding. So, don’t judge our stories. Even if you’ve experienced it. It’s different for everyone.

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