4 thoughts on “Sometimes it’s the Little Things that Hurt the Most

  • September 14, 2012 at 12:55 am

    This is a brilliant write up Jenise.So true & helpful.It will help people to understand their emotions & control their reactions in a better way.

  • September 14, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Being snubbed at work. Hardly. Being ostracized at work because of a toxic work environment and not being safe. That is traumatizing. Not about the past. About the present. Too many sick people have power. And sick people feed other sick people. The healthy people wither. That’s trauma. Make every and any excuse you want for it. But, it wasn’t about that person’s personal past. it was about that institutions present. Own it. And deal with it. The way you expect the individual you destroyed to.

    • September 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      I don’t discount that experiences in themselves can be traumatizing in the present. However, research has shown that people who undergo trauma, especially early in life, are more susceptible to having lasting effects of other traumas later in life. Trauma changes the brain, particularly when it is forming and growing. Two people can experience the same trauma (for example, a mass shooting in a theater) and have vastly different responses. This doesn’t change the fact that they were traumatized or make the act of violence any less significant, but it is important to recognize.

  • September 21, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I supported and cared for my husband physically and emotionally every day for two years before his demise from cancer…….when he died I couldn’t cry….I almost felt a sense of relief…. six months later my grandson was playing ball, he fell down and scraped his knee…..I started to cry violently and couldn’t hold back the tears even though I knew he was fine……..I think it was just a delayed response to my husband’s death…….


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