“Trauma never goes away completely. It changes perhaps, softens some with time, but never completely goes away. What makes you think you should be completely over it? I don’t think it works that way…”
“…Trauma is not just the result of major disasters. It does not happen to only some people. An undercurrent of trauma runs through ordinary life, shot through as it is with the poignancy of impermanence. I like to say that if we are not suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, we are suffering from pre-traumatic stress disorder.”
From an excellent article by Mark Epstein, author of The Trauma of Everyday Life. Read more here.