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Battered Woman Syndrome

I suffer from Complex Post Traumatic Stress . My therapist wants to now go further and test me for Battered Wife Syndrome. I have been exhibiting all the symptoms. I am so afraid to delve that deep. My former abusive husband just doesn’t want me to go there. He still blames me for his abuse. #CPTSD #PTSD #BWS #Depression #Anxiety #ChronicDepression #ChronicFatigue #SexualAbuse #physicalabuse #coersive abuse and control of my mind, body and soul. #NarcissisticPersonalityDisorder #Narcissiticabuse #Brainwashing #ChildAbuse Why does he feel the need to control the narrative. He made me lie about everything that he has done to me and our children. Why does he want to keep this a secret from everyone. Is he clinically insane or ashamed? The abuse happened.


How do you feel most supported by friends, family, co-workers, etc., when you have bad days?

Hello, everyone. I know the struggles of the #MentalIllnessStigma and how much judgement and ignorance and how lacking in empathy people can be in response to finding out that you struggle with a mental illness. I struggle with #PTSD, #BWS and #Anxiety, and yesterday being 9/11, was extremely hard as a veteran. But I did what I had to do to get through the day. I drank water, took my meds, went for a walk, and tried to avoid anything to do with the date at all. But, it was tough. Long story short, it was a bad day. I didn't feel like anyone cared and I felt bad for asking for help or a shoulder or an ear to listen. So friends, in what ways do you ask for help, if the mental jeebies make space for the bravery to do so? In what ways do you feel most supported on a bad day, or any day?