“When survivors are bombarded with memories and painful feelings, and are engaged in a struggle to heal, they often lose the capacity (temporarily) to respond to situations appropriately. Their emotional reactions are often overblown because the line between present hurts and old injuries disappears. They lose their sense of perspective and patience. It’s like an old Plymouth with worn-out shocks; every minor bump in the road sends everyone in the car bouncing up and down.” Allies in Healing by Laura Davis
This was posted on my Facebook page today. It’s so very true. I wanted to share it here. I hope you feel the same.