The “privilege” or exclusivity in being overtly, sexually abused carries an instinctive sense of danger, fear and shame that is not present with covert sexual abuse or emotional incest.
For the uninitiated Postpartum depression is a mood disorder similar to other forms of depression and/or anxiety. But, depression that occurs post childbirth and endures longer than the “baby blues” and that often accompanies childbirth, is referred to as PPD.
Individuals with complex post-traumatic stress often verbalize feeling wronged, misunderstood, and empty which provokes the internal mood to reach “broil”. And as is often the case the trigger be it internal or external prompts attempts to self medicate overwhelming emotions with alcohol and chemical dependence…
Our past responses to our emotions may have served as adaptive tools with which we survived intolerant situations but those adaptive measures now hold us ransom within ourselves.
Would you marry yourself or someone like you? Do you like the person you are and what you have to offer, enough to marry yourself?