A Source of Anxiety: Triggers!


A source of anxiety…now that is a topic that many victims of abuse know much about. However, those who have never suffered this type of trauma may not be able to understand this anxiety.

A subject not understood by some…
but dreaded by others.
Things so insignificant to many…
but causing victims much troubles.

A single word or movement
unnoticed ’cause so slight
but a trigger to victims of abuse
causing uncontrolled levels of fright.

An object moved so slightly
from its usual resting place
triggers levels of fear
with memories of his angry face.

Or an item, seemingly innocent to most
surprisingly left at your door
triggers levels of anxiety
most have not experienced before.

So many don’t understand
these triggers causing such fear
but victims of abuse know
these warnings their abuser’s near.

A movement… An item…
or just a word said
causing feelings of panic
and triggers intense dread.

Uncontrolled shaking, crying,
heart racing, and more…
making you feel crazy
like others said before.

But we are not crazy!
These responses are real!
But most don’t understand
and can’t imagine how we feel.

Unless you’ve lived with abuse
and for your life you ran…
these triggers of intense anxiety
you will not understand.

Like a soldier in a war
with battles all around
PTSD is very real
and in many abuse victims it’s found.

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2013

12 thoughts on “A Source of Anxiety: Triggers!

  1. Reblogged this on scrapperjudedesigns and commented:
    I developed symptoms of anxiety but did not what it was. My husband started seeing a therapist complaining of depression. After a few months of private sessions I was asked to attend the sessions. When I started feeling like I was the cause of his depression I started getting shortness of breath and a feeling my head was going to explode. I told the therapist and she sent me to a psychiatrist who diagnosed it as anxiety disorder. This is when I literally woke up from a fog of denial . I realized I was hiding a big secret for 42 years. I was the victim of verbal and emotional abuse. I contacted the therapist and asked if I could be seen privately and she referred me to another therapist in her practice. All the years of abuse spilled out of my mouth during that session. I was finally free of a secret I myself didn’t know I had. I had a sense of rebirth and for the first time I was free as a bird. My anxiety is due to 42 years of abuse and I was suffering from post traumatic stress. Ironically it was my abusive husband who opened up the can of worms and he still is in denial. He can deny as much as he wants because I spread my wings and one day will be flying the coop.

    Thank you “secret angel” for your blog and helping me understand my dilemma . I only wish our blogs will reach other woman who are in denial lime I was. God bless you!!!

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  5. Great work, great ministry. Thank you on behalf of the folks you minister to. I know that it is likely that some are unable to thank you.

    • Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement. I really appreciate it as I continue on this new path in my life. So many are broken. So many are wounded. I just pray that they will overcome their situations. Many blessings to you, my friend!

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