However, what I have learned throughout the years about feeling the feelings, having healthy boundaries, communicating clearly and lovingly and taking care of me have really helped.
Since trauma and its aftermath can make a person feel so alone, healing begins when we realize we are not alone. Jesus knew all about trauma. Walking with Him through the challenges has truly been a lifeline for me and for many I know. As believers we can rest on His promise that He causes all things to work together for our good and His glory, even the hard times.
The good news is that they can learn to thrive again!
We try to keep our sense of humor and be able to laugh at ourselves (plenty of material there). Knowing we will have ups and downs, we’re getting better at enjoying and treasuring the good moments as well as not getting all bent out of shape over minor things. Instead we keep perspective on what is really important in the long run.