Difficult to know how to act when it feels as though you’ve been stripped of everything you once were.
So hard, that normality seems like a distant illusion – or maybe a farfetched dream of sorts.
To look in the mirror and see the face of pain, that is a soul crushing act, for you don’t see you anymore. Just a faint speck of you, masked by the shell of a terribly sad human being.
And when you spend so much time on edge in fight or flight mode, it’s almost impossible to feel as if you’ll ever be alright again.