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    #Childhood #Trauma !!!

    Phew! I do not intend to offend anyone, but I believe in the Lord and he is using this TBI recovery time to uproot deep tiers of childhood trauma!!!👍!!!

    Hey, when you can cry about the hell you have walked through that IS a sign of being healed. And I shed a serious amount of tears today! The hardness is melting. A softening is occurring. Emotions ARE supposed to be expressed:

    When happy you smile.
    When hurt you cry.

    Being taught to not cry “or else I’ll give you something to cry about” is abuse, in my opinion. But communication is how you talk the tears away; using caring words and an expressed form of verbal compassion.

    To other adults who have been programmed to absorb abuse, as I was, I invite you to do yourself a favor: cry. It’s okay. ❤️!

    #tears are necessary.
    #Crying brings healing.
    Release the #CPTSD #Trauma .

    Photo credit: - flowers flourishing as the water drops; showers of water brings growth. And a lack of falling water for all forms of life produces drought stricken dry brittle soil, or as my auto-correct keeps spelling, soul. Get it???

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    Trigger warning* not sure if allowed to post I feel maybe I have some Bipolar condition as well as my anxiety

    I don’t think I actually am but sometimes I wonder, I know only a professional can diagnose me I think it’s just really bad highs and lows with life changes/ stressors etc. but it happens so often and during the week sometimes I don’t know if my extremes could be something else or not. Was just curious if others who know they have bipolar disorder or are officially diagnosed with it could explain a bit how it is for them? Thanks.

    I’ll seek a psychiatrist or doctor to evaluate
    Im only diagnosed with
    And depression etc

    Thanks appreciate any help.
    I think I’m just having a tough time right now and I just need to get some help which I’m setting up, but just wanted to hear from others who do struggle with other disorders bpd, ocd, anxiety, depression, or in particular bipolar.

    I’m pretty sure I’m having more than my one or two diagnosis but can’t tell what it is

    Thanks for any help, but I will seek an evaluation and get some help to confirm. #Bipolar #Diagnosis #Unsure #confused #struggling #Trying #Crying #panic #Doctor #Psychiatrist #Hope #help #Depression #Anxiety #MightyTogether

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    How to make the best out of a bad situation ?

    What helped you after a breakup if you’ve gone through one? Just today few minutes ago everything completely changed out of nowhere I respect and can’t force someone to be with me but it really hurt and I’m very emotional, please any tips help. Thank you #breakup #dated #Relationships #over #independent #help #sad #Crying #MentalHealth

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    #EatingDisorders #BulimiaNervosa

    I relapsed last Wednesday with my eating disorder. I’m struggling and not okay. Eating disorder recovery has been a lot harder this time. I have had a lot of emotions come up and crying just being one of them. Sometimes I just have to cry when everything is not okay. It may not get better overnight and recovery is not a straight line but I will get through this! #EatingDisorders #BulimiaNervosa #Depression #Anxiety #Crying #relaspe

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    Do you find it easy or hard to cry?

    Crying is an enigma. We are literally born with the capacity to cry as it's our only way of getting our needs met. And some point we begin to be socialized to not cry because it makes others uncomfortable.

    But somehow some people manage to maintain the capacity to cry, both when they are happy and when they are sad or mad. While others, like myself, will avoid crying at all cost. I absolutely hate crying.

    True story: This weekend we were supposed to have a big event occur. Someone was put out by our asking them to accommodate us for 30 minutes. Before long I could feel a lump in my throat because this was really important to our future and I felt like I was stuck between making this person happy and doing what was right for myself. As per usual I swallowed my tears away and put that person's needs ahead of mine.

    Moral of the story is...I will always squash mySELF to accommodate others or hide how I really feel, especially if I'm sad or mad.

    Do you cry easily or do you also have trouble allowing yourself to cry? Share below.

    #Trauma #PTSD #CPTSD #Crying #feelings #Emotions

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    I was wondering how often people with depression and anxiety cry? Despite being on medications that others say stopped their ability to cry since I was 23 I have pretty much cried every day once, twice and occasionally more since I was 13, I am 41 now. Although I accept it as my normal I still find it draining and embarrassing when I forget to hide it in front of others and they think something terrible happened when mostly it's nothing and just a release, or a memory. It really impacts my life and now I'm tired of constantly masking l barely socialise. #Crying



    I am about to be abandoned. It is something that is going to happen to all of the inner circle to teach us a lesson. before coming back…

    He knows about my abandonment issues. He already emotionally distanced himself. Physical is next where he will be gone for at least a month where he won’t talk to us. So we can see what it is truly like without him, since we all took him for granted.

    I am already on the verge of panic. I will be so very alone. Everything is my fault. This is what happens when I trust people and open up. I cannot breathe.

    At least I got a warning by someone else, otherwise it would have been soooo much worse…..and it is going to be bad enough.

    He knows this is my worst fear, him leaving.

    #Abandoned #fears #alone #panic #PanicAttacks #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #FavoritePerson #Crying

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    I am so done #laststraw #Crying

    Call me whatever idc but I have had hand me downs my whole life and for the most part I was okay with that I like things that are unique ...but I have suffered so fucking much this year in general I refuse to accept this shit ...I'm done I could care less ...


    Favorite person….I hate having one.

    Today is just a struggle day. Whether it is from the anxiety, splitting, dysthymia with a current depressive episode, adhd, binge eating, abandonment…..couldn’t sleep last night because of anxiety. The few hours I did get, when I woke up the anxiety level was still high and I just wanted to cry. Okay…I have cried a few times. Any amount of tears is crying for me, I used to be, as my family called me, “a heartless bitch.” I miss being oblivious to feelings.

    Every since my male FP gained a new female friend…I always feel in flight or fight mode. Most days I can ignore it easily., others not so much. I feel like I’m being replaced. It doesn’t mean I feel like he will abandon me, but that he is putting someone over me.

    How I was taught love, is by attention. If you have someone’s attention they love you. If not? They don’t.
    #struggleisreal #hurting #Crying #Ugh #FavoritePerson

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    My birthday just sucks

    Just when I thought maybe I'd be over all the shitty things going on around and on my birthday, yet another wonderful family member has passed. We shared a birthday, though not the same year. Her memorial service will be on our mutual birthday 😢😢😢 My grandmother died 5 days before my birthday, and my Mother 2 days before. Different years, but still surrounding my birthday. I was so hoping 57 would start differently, but I guess not. Now I find myself crying at the drop of a hat. I won't even be thinking about any of it, then tears are streaming down my face. I don't get it. #Birthdayssuck #Depression #Grief #Crying