In this video, I answer a question from one of my viewers. It concerns the topic of how do we overcome the lingering despair that arises from an unending stream of flashbacks and memories.
Question from Carol:
I am so thankful for your videos! I have watched all of them at least once. Each time, taking something different of getting reassurance of your messages. I started watching Meredith Miller and I found you through her. You are so good with your explanations of feelings during and after abuse.
I am trying to deal with flashbacks and missing the good times. I have to fight so hard to think of the bad times to cover the good. I seem to have a pretty good day where I can deal and then that evening or the next day, I plummet back to despair and such sadness. I am 2 1/2 months no contact. I feel like I should be further along than I am. Triggers everywhere I go even though I only go where I absolutely have to. I am isolating myself as to not see him or wonder about where he is or drive by the places we used to go. I just keep plummeting. I listen to your video about this being normal and it’s purging the poison out when I cry and cry. But I don’t feel like I can ever stop crying. Am I making it worse by crying? Is that keeping me depressed? I don’t know anything else I can do to keep on the healing journey.
I would appreciate any suggestions and thank you again for sharing your knowledge and experiences
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