Hillary CallLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, NCC
You wonder: Wasn't I supposed to be happy by now? When did life get so tough? Traumatic events and PTSD make it hard to cope. There may be loss, and the heavy weight of grief. Or betrayal by a trusted one, perhaps a parent, friend, partner. The hurt and shame that often plague abuse survivors can last years beyond the traumatic events themselves. Relationships are a mess. Jobs fall through. Lack of understanding by those closest to you leaves you feeling truly alone.