Oh definitely, every time an new memory surface for my SP (Special person)or he's triggered, has a seizure (epilepsy), or other not so good thing happen.
But then there are those moments when, even at the worst times for him, when pretty much nothing or no one seems safe, he turns to me, when I'm safe, when I'm okay and nothing else is. That's when I know whatever we go through, it's worth it, he's worth it.
Then there are those time when it's me who's triggered and, he reaches out with a hug, and all I can do is smile and welcome that small treasure from him. You have to learn to treasure to small, priceless gifts and, when thing are rough, hang on to what you know really makes it worth it all.