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Will the flashbacks ever stop?

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Last Updated: 01/26/2016 at 9:03pm
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March 4th, 2015 7:49pm
Would you care to elaborate? What flashbacks do you speak of exactly? And how do they affect you exactly?
March 11th, 2015 4:31am
I wish they would stop but sadly they don't. Flashbacks are way for us to cherish the wonderful memories and reflect on the painful phase we had gone through. It may be difficult in the beginning, we are flooded with flashbacks about a person when we listen to a particular song, visit a particular place or activities that remind us of them. Time heals everything, so give the time some time. As time progresses everything will become alright and the flashbacks are way to cherish the wonderful memories that we shared and the painful times which we went through makes us think how we managed to come out the phase as a strong person!!
April 4th, 2015 8:16pm
Yes they will. Sometimes you need to get professional help. I did and mine went away. Not completely but less frequently.
May 1st, 2015 12:33am
Hello, thanks for asking. In my experiences they did but it all depends on how bad the situation was.
May 30th, 2015 5:19am
Firstly, I am sorry for what happened to you. Whatever it is, it must be a really bad situation. I believe that flashbacks resulted from trauma will stop when the trauma has been fully processed. There are steps to process that, and each step differs for each person. First, safety and building the skills to cope with the trauma. Second, making meaning from the traumatic experience. And finally, building identity outside of the trauma. I wanna encourage you to look for help and talk through the trauma. It might be hard in the beginning, and the journey might be long. But to make it stop, you need to take the first step! "The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong at the broken places" (William Shakespeare).
July 20th, 2015 4:42pm
No. It will not for i believe that flash backs are part of our life. sad or not it's part of our life
January 26th, 2016 9:03pm
You sound like you have had about all you can take of these flashbacks. If you are worried that you are going to hurt yourself please call 911 right now. If you just want them to stop call your family doctor.