How was YOUR New Year's Eve? We decided to stay home and warm due to struggling with symptoms. Lately you almost feel paralyzed. You can't scream. You can't move. You don't want to black out. Which means stay in a safe place.
How do you protect yourself? One way is to keep in mind your well being comes first. There are always triggering things happening, and in many cases nothing you can do about them. You're not responsible for all of the pain in the world. I can't handle mine and everyone else's.
You have to fight back. It's exhausting. But what else can you do?
We're not a threat to anybody else.
I'm not a sociopath.
I'm not a pedophile.
I'm not a monster.
Some consolation? There are consequences for what you say and do, AND what you don't say and do.
We just want to feel safe.