Tag: triggers

Complex Ptsd Recovery
Sherry Yuan Hunter

The Vicious Trigger Cycle Dance: “Why Don’t You Just…?”

One of the most triggering questions in the world is the innocently well intentioned “Why don’t you just…?” question-suggestion-judgment. It feels like an attack when it is actually meant as a suggestion. Inevitably, it’s asked by someone who does not understand the struggle I am feeling, the tempest inside, or the helplessness that is just bubbling under the surface.

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