Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Rejection Trauma

The origin of intimacy fears

Photo by Robert Guss on Unsplash

In the grand scheme of things being shunned by two little girls at the playground sandbox should have been a minor occurrence. After all, I was going on four years old, malnourished, septic, and in a suspended reality from the horrors incurred from daily existence.

Moreover, my older sister and I had just snuck out of the apartment where we were held captive by…



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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW

Therapist, Coach & Author. Complex Trauma & Addiction. Dual citizen 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 World traveler, love art and nature. I appreciate the absurd.