When a spouse triggers (trig)
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|Tue, 06-03-2003 - 7:08pm|
Also, my DH tends to snuggle up to me and touch me in his sleep, while I am sleeping. He doesn't do it on purpose, but it's very triggering for me. I often have nightmares about being asleep and having an abuser touch me, and I don't always know it's my DH when he does it. It feels like being stuck in a nightmare, because I don't necessarily wake up all the way. I asked him to sleep elsewhere one night last week when I was feeling especially vulnerable and afraid to sleep in the same bed, but I don't want to sleep in separate beds as a general rule. But I also don't want to feel vulnerable and on-guard in my own bed. Has anyone dealt with this type of thing?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions, understanding, etc. I am planning to discuss this with my therapist today, too.