I can't take it when people yell around me at inappropriate times. A rock concert or a ball game is one thing. If I'm sitting in a quiet room and someone comes in and simply talks louder than is required, it freaks me out. It triggers me. It's my most powerful trigger.

It's getting stronger as well. Three times today at work, I had to fight back tears simply because someone came into my work area and started talking louder than normal. Even worse is when they interrupt me to do this.

I'm sure this is a symptom of PTSD. It triggers my dissociation at times, and I just don't know how to get people to realize it is unacceptable to me.


Revenge is nothing more than another way of perpetuating abuse.

What the world needs now
Is some new words of wisdom
Like la la la la la la la la la.
-David Lowery

Having a friend who will keep a secret for you is worthless compared to a friend who won't keep a secret from you.