saw something on tv

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-01-2003
saw something on tv
Sun, 09-21-2008 - 8:24pm

its been awhile since Ive been here- i was abused by my mom and neglected by my dad growing up- abused every way you could think of -

anyway I watched something on tv because it had my favorite actor in it and it triggered me- it was about psychological abuse and I didn't know it- until it was too late- now I feel upset sad and anxious all over again- its fading but I hate feeling this way- just needed a place to vent-

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2008
Sun, 09-21-2008 - 8:30pm

Vent away... I am sorry that you were triggered. The problem with triggers is that we can't see them coming. I am thinking about you and I'm glad that you posted. Keep safe and take care.


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2004
Mon, 09-22-2008 - 12:08am

I'm glad you felt safe coming here to vent. Do you want to tell us more about it or is what you said enough for you? I know sometimes we're blindsided by things on TV or things we see/hear in RL and they can be very triggering. I'm sorry you're feeling sad and anxious. Wishing you the best.


iVillage Member
Registered: 04-18-2008
Mon, 09-22-2008 - 4:00pm
I'm glad you felt safe enough to come here and vent.



iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2008
Mon, 09-22-2008 - 6:12pm

I'm sorry that happened--it's so frustrating with triggers because you never know when they are going to pop up.

Avatar for nikki8541
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-18-2003
Mon, 09-22-2008 - 7:44pm


I am sorry the show triggered you.