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  • November 15, 2016 at 2:31 am

    I am familiar with several of the traumas you mentioned–either due to experiencing them myself or trying to help a family member or friends going through traumatic experiences.
    My brother is currently facing the loss of his little one living at home with him, foreclosure process begun on his home, his own substance abuse and mental health issues, his vehicle broken down, the loss of his relationship (unhealthy but it was still a loss to him), a slip and fall accident where he severely injured his ribs, being currently unable to work (authorized by his doctor) due to depression, anxiety and his rib injuries, loss of his job due to missing time when depressed etc.
    My mom is in the early stages of what she considers a very difficult time–and I would agree. Not sure she’d call it trauma though? She is going to be getting divorced in the near future. She married this man 19 years ago and had known him quite some time before that but within a few years of the marriage he began to change. They have not been compatible in a long time. They are in separate rooms. She gave up her apartment, her job and her life here in this area to move to a very rural small town. He won’t discuss his withdrawal from her, he expects her to cook, clean, take care of his banking, entertain his family members when they visit but shows her no emotional or financial support. He never put her name on anything–not even a household checking account! She will be 76 next month, is a lung cancer survivor and is retired with only a small social security check for income each month. Starting over at any age is hard–but it breaks my heart that she has to start over again at her age without even her own furniture because she gave that away to my siblings thinking that her marriage would last “til death do us part!” To add to her stress, they were in a car accident the other day on the way to the grocery store–a deer ran out in front of them. They were fortunate that they weren’t hurt. The deer unfortunately died. The car has a lot of damage!

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