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AFTERWARD: What to do with the pain of P.T.S.D.


Pain is a response, an internal expression of your hurt and wound.  Pain can be hidden and create a silent suffering that no one knows but the survivor.  Pain can also be revealed by the survivor in ways in which they respond to having their pained activated.   All people have a deep desire to be loved and cared for, and survivors are no different.  Often times chronic, debilitating pain means that the survivor has not appropriately processed what originally caused, or causing, their pain.  Some survivors may be aware of their pain-blockages and can experience intense sadness and anger by their inability to do anything about it.  Because of this, the lives of some survivors are lacking in warm, close bonds or a stable social network.