Posted by: Judy | January 14, 2020

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…on social media. I wanted to save it and think about it.

Isolation on autopilot?

From the Coping book:

Many traumatized individuals were quite isolated from supportive others during their childhoods. They typically endured the aftermath of abuse alone. On the one hand, this likely generated terrible loneliness, but on the other hand, isolation was also a signal that “it’s over now,” that is, the abuse had ended. Thus, some people, or parts of themselves, automatically retreat to isolation to gain a sense of safety and relief. They may develop a habit of isolating when they are stressed in the present, without even realizing what they are doing or why.

I’m able to see me in this.


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