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I was abused emotionally and physically as a child and I suffered the trauma of finding my mom after she shot herself. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and general anxiety disorder. I have tried medication and EMDR therapy, as well as counseling. My problem is that I’m full of anger and pain. I feel scared most of the time, and while I have a pretty healthy relationship with my husband, he’s the only person in the world I trust. It makes me uncomfortable to receive compliments, and in turn I am usually extremely rude to people without meaning to be. I don’t trust anyone, and I pretty much hate people. I feel a bit paranoid at times. I’m told that I am cold and uncaring. How can I learn to be nice and friendly?

[Video] Full Of Pain And Difficulty Trusting

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I can feel your pain through your email. I am so sorry about the deep trauma you’ve experienced in your life. It makes sense that you would feel extreme pain and have a hard time trusting people when the people who were supposed to care for you as a child have hurt you and abandoned you in horrific ways. What’s remarkable to me is that you have found someone you can trust – your husband. Please watch my response for the full answer to your difficult question…

Take good care of yourself.
Julie Hanks, LCSW

[Video] Full Of Pain And Difficulty Trusting

Julie Hanks, LCSW

Julie Hanks, LCSW has over 20 years in the mental health field providing outpatient psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and multi-problem families with complex mental health and relationship problems. Find out more at Follow Julie on Twitter & Facebook. Visit Julie's new blog for therapists Private Practice Toolbox

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Hanks, J. (2018). [Video] Full Of Pain And Difficulty Trusting. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 25, 2019, from
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