At the last DBSA meeting, a peer shared the following advice given to him by a therapist when he was a young boy struggling with PTSD:
We all have skeletons in our closets. When we leave home, those skeletons stay in the closet. You leave them behind. But when you come home, they are still there. You may not see them, but you know they are there. At first you may just look at the closet. Maybe next time you move closer to the closet, but you still don’t open the door. Then you may touch the doorknob. The next time you might open the door and peek in. Eventually, when you are ready, you open the door, and take one skeleton out. Deal with that one skeleton. Once that one is handled, you move onto the next.
One skeleton at a time.