It can feel very invalidating or minimizing, of your experience.

If you are telling yourself or others are telling you to “just get over it” or “try not to think about it.”

You may not have had a good experience sharing or talking about your traumatic experiences with even the most well-intentioned people.

But you’re not crazy, inadequate, or broken just because you appear to be dealing with the trauma less successfully than other people seem to be dealing with similar stressful situations.

Yes, you are not to blame for the problems you have met in dealing with your stressful life experiences.

But does trauma have to ruin your life?

I don’t believe so, I believe you can move forward and find life beyond trauma.