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NightOwl

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Just wondering if 3 years is a typical point where you start to get a lot of your feelings back after a traumatic experience or is it just down to the individual? I'm just trying to make sense of what's coming back now.

At first I desperately tried to remember and now I'm not sure I really want to, as the memories are coming in. I feel as if I'm doing a balancing act in trying to understand it all. Any input would be greatly appreciated. :confused:

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I'm not sure there's any timetable for PTSD, NightOwl, any more than there's a timetable for grief.

The memories return when you're ready. You'll progress through healing when you're ready. Everyone is different.
 

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Thank you very much David for your reply. I'm not sure myself about any timetable in recovery. I've had 4 major losses of dear loved ones and I'm not sure at what time total devastation stopped and recovery started, it was a slow process.

All I know is that today I can look back on old times with happy memories of my loved ones.

I find myself now dealing with the trauma of being attacked, and if I can make any sense out of it, I feel as if it will help me to move a little further on. Everyone in society seems to deal with anything like these type of traumas badly. Also I've found people can't cope with the words cancer, death, infertility, etc. I wish there was more education in society in dealing with these issues, I don't blame anyone, but it seems that there are some areas in society which are sadly lacking.

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