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MakingLemonade posted 12/25/2013 12:30 PM

After reading a post in JFO, I am triggering. Hasn't happened in months. Hasn't happened here at all. I hate this feeling! How do you guys deal it? I want to be supportive of others, but this feels awful. The post hit way too close to home. My only solution is to take a nap and hope it goes away.

homewrecked2011 posted 12/25/2013 12:47 PM

I take breaks from reading the JFO forum. It triggers me, also, and my dday was 2 years ago!!! Sometimes I will go on and just choose one story, respond to it, and then go back to New Beginnings.

(((making lemonade)))

Williesmom posted 12/25/2013 12:59 PM

My brother went through infidelity about a year after my divorce...that was rough. I tried very hard to provide support and advice for him, while also trying not to trigger.

Skan posted 12/25/2013 15:31 PM

One of the most truthful things said here in SI is to take what you need and leave the rest. If reading in a particular forum triggers you, take a break from it. If you need to walk away for a while, do so. Do what YOU need to do, for yourself. It doesn't make you a bad person or an uncaring person. It just makes you human.

BTW, I completely empathize. I still open certain threads and realize that there is nothing I can contribute because it somehow hits too close to home or triggers something in me. I just close them, try to say a little prayer for the person posting, and trust that one of our on-line friends will have their back. (((hugs)))

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