When you think of your healing journey, are you as the Bible puts it, the head and not the tail? Or have your negative coping strategies conditioned you to a place of the underdog?
In other words, are your survival skills running the show?
My survival strategies involved depending on other people to do things for me like the housework or the supermarket shopping and I would often lash out at my poor old mum.
I always felt better afterwards as I’d released a whole load of anger.
I wanted to talk about my situation all the time; the comfort from others helped me survive. I thought about suicide constantly, this caused me to feel calmer as it was my way out of the hell I was in.