Part of an ongoing series about life with complex post-traumatic stress disorder

People didn’t want to believe me when I told them I’d become an angry tyrant at home; it felt like they didn’t want to label me as an abuser because I have experienced so much trauma and because I am so (relatively) young. But for about a year, I was controlling, manipulative, dismissive, unfriendly, belittling, demanding…in short, many things my parents were to me. This was all triggered due to some extreme life circumstances and unusual stressors (serious health issues, moving 4 times in a year, being laid off from a job with a toxic boss, living in a new…

K. Mintner

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