How I Stopped My Abuse

I ran from my trauma only to find it embedded in jobs and partners

Amy Punt
5 min readFeb 4, 2024

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This is hard to say, even harder to explain to myself, but I will try. I’m so stressed I can’t breathe.

I always hated my jobs because they were re-enacting some aspect of my trauma. When you’re in your trauma, you don’t register it in the same way you do similar dynamics enacted on you by…

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Amy Punt

Writing about Personal Growth, Trauma, Recovery and the cultural moments that reflect our hidden traumas.