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chikastuff posted 7/17/2013 20:11 PM

Woah I just triggered in a MAJOR way. BF was showing me some pictures of his latest project on his phone and he flipped to his thumbnail view. I caught a glimpse if what looked like someone in pink bottoms in a picture that looked like it could be a topless/underwear bathroom selfie. I said "what's that" and grabbed the phone to look. Seriously crazy freak out moment.

It was his niece wearing a pink skirt and white top taken at a distance. She's four.

Holy fuck I literally had a panic attack.

He handled it well, I explained and apologized, we're over it. But fuck that sucked.

She11ybeanz posted 7/17/2013 20:48 PM

Don't freak out! I think that was a normal reaction! I think a lot of us might have had a similar reaction had we gotten a glimpse of what you did...or done worse and snuck his phone ...

Just breathe. I'm glad you both talked about it and I think if he knows about all you have been through....he will understand. Especially since you were sincerely apologetic! Communication is key!!

SBB posted 7/18/2013 09:22 AM

It was his niece wearing a pink skirt and white top taken at a distance. She's four.

Oh honey. I shouldn't laugh but that mad me laaarf.

It still fucking sucks though. Damn.

chikastuff posted 7/18/2013 09:44 AM

See? This is what the traumatized mind does! As sad as this experience is, what's sadder is that if this were my ex that really would have been a bathroom selfie of a college co-ed.

lonelylost posted 7/18/2013 11:29 AM

(((chikastuff)))

It's such a horrible and powerful feeling...I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

I too have had a panic attack triggered by a trigger.

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