“They don’t understand our pain because their world didn’t stop when ours did.” – Unknown
Betrayal, breakups, deaths, and tragic news. All of these can change our life in an instant. Nothing is the same as it was before.
And experiencing a trauma can be very isolating – because no-one really understands the pain we’re going through. So why is it so difficult to find, and get, support? Why do people pull back, or say nothing at all?
Here are a few on my thoughts on this subject
1. Often, if you haven’t lived through trauma yourself, you have no idea how it blows your world apart. You would probably agree that this was true for you, before. You couldn’t have imagined ever being in this place, and having the intense feelings and reactions you have now.
2. Even those who have experienced the same kind of…
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