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Anybody else have weird triggers? Want to list them? (yes, *trigger warn*)
Posted 02 December 2004 - 05:20 PM
Certain smells, musty, mildewy smells particular
A sky filled with tons of balloons
4 poster beds
My major trigger is Dr. Suess's The Cat in the Hat (I almost lost it when the movie came out last year & it was everywhere, all the time).
I know, I'm nuts :P/>
Posted 05 December 2004 - 01:00 AM
Hearing/seeing his name and the town he lives in.
Beer Pong (drinking game)
The smell of beer
Anyone coming up behind me without my knowledge
A certain sound of a door closing (it's weird, it's not every door- but some doors close differently and the sounds reflect that).
Small round bruises on my forarms
Laying on my back
Posted 05 December 2004 - 08:43 PM
when I'm in bed and my husband walks down the hall to the bedroom, when I hear his footsteps coming my way, I freeze, get scared and hold my breath... it never dawned on me that it was a trigger, I knew I got scared, knew there was no reason to be, but I would automatically hold my breath....
Posted 05 December 2004 - 09:53 PM
my coat and clothes i wore that night
certain songs and movies
guys with glasses
army stuff (he is in the army)
everytime i go to work and someone mentions him or talks about him
the cold weather
a car that resembles his
anything to do with sex
damn almost everything!!!
Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:23 PM
-the edges of mattresses.
-friends talking about sex with people they love- i hate refusing to hear about the goodness that they find.
-madonnas. especially those that are crying.
what a strange relief to say anything to anyone.
Posted 20 December 2004 - 12:18 AM
- The daycare I used to go to. Hate even going NEAR the place
- Old vans without windows in the back
- Kid food running into each-other on a paper plate. Like apple-sauce running into baked beans (that one must sound really weird.)
- Sometimes exterminators
...those are the only weird ones I can think of right now
Posted 21 December 2004 - 11:24 PM
~small, tight spaces
~being touched by men w/o giving permission
~the German language (one of my abusers spoke German. I have to get past this one since it is one of my majors in college)
~anyone who looks or sounds like my abusers
~yelling and fighting
Posted 29 December 2004 - 02:34 PM
Posted 01 January 2005 - 04:29 PM
-The smell of a certain kind of cologne (it's called "Jupe")
-Black & milds
-getting into my car at night, or anything that has to do with facing the car where I can't see what's behind me
-a wooded area, somewhere with a lot of trees or bushes
-r*pe scenes on tv or movies
-the word "r*pe"... I can't say it and I can barely hear it without my heart beating out of my chest.
-parking next to vans
-hearing people make callous comments about r*pe
-going to the grocery store
-being startled, like if someone sneaks up in back of me
-the word "cunt"
-my hair getting pulled
-smelling breath that smells like a combination of alcohol and cigarettes
-being on my period
That's all I can't think of right now, I'm sure there's many more. :down:/>
This post has been edited by Stefanie: 01 January 2005 - 04:44 PM
Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:48 AM
Some kinds of music. Obviously, things that were playing during what happened, but also totally unrelated stuff. I almost think it's a physical reactio to the noise and rythm that affects my blood pressure or something and makes me panicky.
Seeing bruises on myself. I bruise easily and I'm clumsy, so that's really bad. Even if it's a harmless bruise from bumping into something, it brings up all the shame from having to hide the bruises he left me with all those years ago.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:54 AM
the sound of zippers or belts being opened or closed.
men undressing/ changing clothes, even if it's just a shirt orn socks