Hello, friends. In this episode, I answer questions related to having a lack of emotion or feeling when your abusive parent finds themselves ill in hospital. and combatting your overwhelming emotions when relationship arguments always result in tears.
Hi Duff. I found your book a while back while in a downward spiral. I have chosen not to medicate, due to side effects previously experienced and a desire to really learn how to defeat this monster. I have GAD, PTSD, health anxiety. I was diagnosed at 15 with PTSD, after years of physical, mental and emotional abuse at the hands of my father and his girlfriend. Ultimately I ended up in foster care.
Recently I’ve done good with calming my anxiety and sensing a trigger and being able to work through it. And then my father ended up in the hospital; I’ve tried over the years to allow him in my life, and forgive him with boundaries, but he will not respect them, myself, or my children. Prior to his admittance, I was on a downward health spiral with dr.. Google, and we all know his answer to EVERYTHING.
I sat one night and questioned. Why am I not more sad that he’s in the hospital? Why am I not handling this like others around me have with other family members hospitalized? I don’t understand and honestly feel crazy, which isn’t making the anxiety any better. Some say my childhood trauma has lent to this disconnect. But I just don’t understand. It’s not like me to not feel something toward this. I cry thinking about my father-in-law or mother inlaw being in the hospital. I cried when finding out my husband’s great-aunt was dying…but I just can’t seem to feel the same now.
How can I overcome crying when I get upset or in an argument in my relationship? It seems like when there’s an argument in my relationship I cry.
Episode 325 – Related Posts
As well as listening to the podcast, you can also find my thoughts on the questions in written format in these related posts!
Question 1 – Why Don’t I Feel Sad My Abusive Father Is Sick? – Duff The Psych
Question 2 – How Do I Stop Crying In Arguments? – Duff The Psych
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