You may have PTSD/CPTSD if…
So I’ve noticed those with CPTSD and PTSD often report similar experiences. I hadn’t realized how typical my own were until I read others stories. So I thought I’d make a list of common shared experiences in those with PTSD/CPTSD…
#2 You blamed yourself without even realizing it. Let’s face it we don’t walk away thinking it’s our fault clear as day. That’s illogical. But we walk away with doubts that eventually dig into our heads while we’re not even paying attention. The next thing we know we think we’re inherently bad and deserving of being treated as such.
#3 You switch back and forth from having sympathy for you’re abuser to believing they’re evil incarnate.
#4 You wonder if you’re too damaged to think for yourself. If you don’t have experience in what’s right then can you know what’s wrong?
#5 You avoid watching any movies or tv shows with extremely painful emotional expressions yet are strangely drawn to them.
#7 You struggle to set necessary boundaries with others because you worry they’ll reject you. Perhaps you feel you’re not worthy of boundaries.
#8 You don’t trust anyone and struggle with emotional intimacy. Perhaps you feel scared everyone is going to hurt you.
#9 You have chronic migraines, irritable bowels, and/or body aches all the time.
#10 You need to be in control of everything at all times so you know what’s up. Even things that to others seems inconsequential.