I’ve been in a roulette of parts moving in and out of my system very quickly. This makes me tired, and fuzzy. It’s not a trigger free world that we live in, and therein lies the challenge. I get triggered very easily some days. Sometimes it’s predictable. Other times, it isn’t. I’m forgetting entire conversations with my partner. Though I know they happen because slivers of them will float back to me when she tries to help me recount them. Sometimes I do not know which part of me is doing what. It leaves me feeling broken and unfixable. I get intense feelings that make little sense to me. It scares me when I do not understand the intensity of my feelings. Today, among other things, I’m triggered by someone that I perceive as needy. Yet, they’ve made no demands of me. However, even from my place as a spectator I’ve become triggered and annoyed just by observing from afar. I am not proud of this, and I wish I did not have these feelings. It is my greatest desire to eradicate these feelings as having them feels like wasted energy. Yet, here I sit thoroughly annoyed by this person. Neediness must remind of something from my past that left a deep imprint on me because I flee at the first sight of it. And when I cannot flee, I resent being in its presence. My brain comes to a full stop with neediness, and has trouble chugging past it.
i’m sorry you got triggered. did can be confusing and messy. i am glad you have your partner to help you. xx
It sounds like you are still working on identifying triggers. That is the first step in learning how to reassure your inner selves that you can deal effectively and appropriately with any trigger that may occur. Understanding why something is a trigger is part of that process. I’m glad you have a supportive partner! Keep up the good work!
*hugs* your new partner sounds awesome, btw. and just…well, some days it is one day at a time. Some days it is just one day at a time for all of us.