Many people who have survived trauma, whether it be from abuse, assault, or other forms of violence, often feel like they will never be normal again. They live in a constant state of fear, depression, and anxiety, feeling like they will never be able to escape their past. But it is important to remember that living in a constant state of trauma is not normal. You deserve to be happy and at peace.
One of the first steps to understanding that a normal life is possible is acknowledging the fact that you have been through a traumatic experience. This may seem obvious, but for many survivors, it is not. Denial is a common coping mechanism for survivors of trauma. It can be difficult to accept that something so terrible has happened to you.
The next step is seeking out help from someone who specializes in trauma. It is important to find someone whom you feel comfortable talking to and who will understand what you have been through. This individual can help you work through your trauma and begin to heal.
Finally, it is important to surround yourself with support. Whether it be family, friends, or a support group for survivors of trauma, it is crucial to have people in your life who understand what you are going through and can offer love and support.
If you are living in a constant state of fear, depression, and anxiety, know that you are not alone. There are many others who have gone through what you have experienced. Seek out help from a specialist and surround yourself with a support system of family and friends (or a support group specifically for survivors of trauma).
A normal life is possible – you deserve to be happy and at peace.
Remember, you are not alone - there is help available if you need it!