I have been going through a pretty rough time lately and although this question has most likely been asked before, I really need some hep with this.
Does anyone have a recommendation of a book specifically for my parents, especially my Mom? She is really frightened with what I have been going through. She does not understand and keeps telling to "just let it go," and "put it behind you."
I think she believes that it is a quick fix type of thing.
I had a dissociative episode in front of her and I think she thinks that I am crazy--I don't blame her.
I have been have Nightmares every night for the past week or so. I don't think she believes me when I tell her that I feel Paralyzed with fear in the mourning and that it why I fear terrified get out of bed. I have also been have bad panic attacks and I feel like I am falling into a very deep depression and cannot for the life of me stop it. She keeps saying to me that I am being lazy, and that is NOT TRUE. I really want to function normally, I want to so badly, but the pain is almost unbearable. I am starting to get scared of going to sleep, the nightmares are SO intense, and its almost a garuntee that I will have one every night!
Please, any suggestions would be very helpful. I was thinking about letting her read a book like "Victims no longer." I just ordered it and have not read it my self yet. Even thought it is directed for survivors, maybe It could give her some insight about what I am going through and dealing with.
Please, I need help with this.
"Terrible thing to live in Fear"-Shawshank Redemption
WOR Alumnus Hope Springs 2009
"Quite a thing to live in fear, this is what is means to be a slave"