Throughout your journey you may have been told that “time heals all wounds”, but your wounds remain as fresh as if it was just inflicted. Your coping methods may be helpful, but at time it is still a major undertaking to maintain your emotional equilibrium. You may have been told that you will eventually learn to live with your problems, but ongoing pain and suffering have been a very hard lesson to grasp. You may believe that what happened to you was so traumatic, so dreadful, and so painful that no one could possibly completely recover. You might feel that for some reason you need or even deserve to be suffering.