Throwback Thursday dealing with crisis!

How well did you deal with a crisis in your youth or as a young adult?
Example: Did you ever lose a pet or a family member?
Example: Were you unable to participate in an important event?

I have lost both pets and family members as a young child and young adult. I lost my aunt to cancer when I was 12, and I lost my gramma to cancer when I was 14, I lost my other gramma to suicide when I was five.

I lost a couple of family pets. I lost my dog rosie when I was 18, and my dog tiger when I was around seven.

Were you involved with a sudden disruption to your normal life that resulted in stress?
Yes. I was subjected to abuse in the boarding school I went to as a child. The abuse was severe and prolonged, and very intense.

Were you the worry wart or did you let things roll off our sleeves?
I was a worry wart. I worried about everything. I was also very fearful and scared a lot of the time.

Did you follow the example of your parents?
Yes. My mom worries a lot about stuff. My dad, not so much, but my dad was abused as a child also.

Were you able to discuss your fears and worries openly, or did you keep your concerns to yourself?
I mostly kept things to myself. I didn’t really talk to anyone about how I felt.

Did you have a good support system to deal with your worries?
No not really.

Do you, as an adult, still respond the same ways?

Yes, but nowadays, I have a good support system. I have my mom, my therapist, my psychiatrist, my community psychiatric nurse, and some really good friends.

Throwback Thursday – Dealing with Crisis Big or Small – ❀ Welcome To LSS Attitude of Gratitude❀ (wordpress.com)

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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