Saturday, September 24, 2011


Daughter was continuing to do well until she experienced a major trigger of her PTSD yesterday afternoon. One of the men at her program was insisting in a phone call with his house manager that the police be called over abuse he claims was inflicted on him by another man in the house. Daughter dated the other man briefly. She called me, sobbing hysterically. She couldn't handle it, she wasn't safe, I needed to come get her immediately. I calmed her down. I told her I had confidence in her ability to keep herself safe.

Last night she wet the bed. She was still worrying about what she heard yesterday this morning. I explained that the judicial system, and assured her that it would take more than just the claims of one man to get the other man in lots of trouble.

She is back to being very volatile. Hopefully she'll recover more quickly this time.


Miz Kizzle said...

I can sympathize with your daughter. I have PTSD as a result of some horrific childhood experiences and it is no fun. However, I was struck by your daughter's apparent lack of compassion for the man who experienced the abuse and her need to make the incident about HER.
She seems to enjoy the victim role.

Reverend Mom said...

She is stuck in victim mode right now. She can't talk to me without whining or yelling. Claims she's afraid of me. She is exhausting to be around right now.