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    How to handle trauma during the holidays?

    This time of the year always seems worse for me than any other time of the year. I've been keeping myself busy and working hard with a therapist. What do you do to cope during this time of the year?

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    @Total Eclipse
    Yeah, that's a sane approach.
    Basically, I try to keep going in the same way I have been, placing as little extra weight on this time of the year as I can. Since I live such an isolated life, I can avoid a lot of triggers (which I happily let myself for this occasion). Good luck!
    The best book I read about trauma since '97 is Pete Walker's Complex PTSD: From Surviving To Thriving

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    Hugs. Take it a day (or even hour) at a time and treat yourself to any small pleasure... your favourite takeout, those boots you wanted, etc. Anything to keep you going.

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    Quote Heelsbythebridge View Post
    Hugs. Take it a day (or even hour) at a time and treat yourself to any small pleasure... your favourite takeout, those boots you wanted, etc. Anything to keep you going.
    Amazon therapy really does help sometimes!!!

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    I just don't care about holidays, so they don't really affect me.

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    I just don't care about holidays, so they don't really affect me.
    I don’t care about the holidays just that it brings up grief / death of loved ones.

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