PTSD – Protecting Those Supposedly Dependable


Why do we do it?

Because we don’t know any different.  Because we don’t understand.  Because we think it wasn’t their fault.  Because we think it was our fault.  Because we feel we have to be loyal.  Because we think we won’t be loved anymore.  Because we feel we have to be responsible and it is the right thing to do.  Because we’re too afraid to ask questions.  Because we have to be smart.  Because we have to be strong.  Because we’re not allowed to feel pain.  Because we should just forget about it.  Because it wasn’t a big deal.

Because we were just little kids.  Some of us were.  I was.  And I’ve been protecting her for all my life for doing that.  And that…

What else?

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