"The word “trauma” is used to describe experiences or situations that are emotionally painful and distressing, and that overwhelm people’s ability to cope, leaving them powerless."
Trauma that I’ve had:
Dec 2010: My father passed away
July 2011: My grandfather passed away
June 2012: My grandmother passed away
End of Oct 2013: My gf cheated on me
Beginning of Nov 2013: I got raped
I guess you could say lots of stuff has happened to me. I’m so shaken up because I’ve lost so many people in my life that it gets in the way of my relationships. I am TERRIFIED of losing my gf of 3 years and I keep on bringing it up to her about how I never want to lose her. This puts a lot of stress on my relationship because I’m so afraid of losing her or that she’ll leave. Trauma is the death of me. It controls my life…and I don’t know how to stop it. I’m going to therapy 4 times a week already doing intensive work and it seems to be helping me but I don’t know what else I could do. I feel so hopeless and so horrible….I don’t know how to cope anymore