Just because you are paranoid does not mean that they are not all out to get you
Now don’t get me wrong….I do not feel this way now. I have in the past, though. Randomly, out of the blue, I would just start feeling like everyone was talking about me. Like they were all out to get me into some sort of trouble.
I know what you are thinking (see still a bit paranoid)…You are thinking “This chick has lost her mind!”
What you might not realize is that I am not alone. As a survivor of a crime perpetrated by someone that was a friend/aquaintance/love/partner it is not uncommon. I have found, through talking with other survivors, that we do tend to have a bit of paranoia going on. Some would even say “A healthy dose of paranoia keeps you safe.” But when is it too much?
I, personally, have had times when I felt like I could lock myself away from the entire world because I couldn’t trust anyone. I know that this is not a healthy dose of paranoia…this is more like OD’ing on paranoia.
I would like to invite you all to open this discussion up. I would like to have an open dialogue with you, my readers, to know your thoughts on this and share my own. I feel that it is important to openly communicate on this one. I think we could learn alot from each other.
Love and light,
Posted on October 25, 2011, in Acceptance, Blog, Blogging, Blogs, Counseling, Flashbacks, Love, Rape, Self Esteem, Self Love, sexual assault, Therapy, Writing and tagged Anxiety, aquaintance rape, Blog, Blogging, Blogs, Crime, Domestic violence, Grief Loss and Bereavement, Healing, Health, Love, Mental health, Paranoia, Psychology, Sexual assault, Survivor, Thought, Victim, Victims, Violence and Abuse. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.