Two days ago my husband and I read the following blog post which contains a chart comparing the difference between PTSD and Complex PTSD. We both saw myself in this chart. He is the only person who has ever seen or experienced these episodes with me.
Unfortunately, I have been suffering for years without the knowledge of, or the connection to, why or what I am experiencing in these moments. All I know is that they are too frightening and embarrassing to talk about. And so I hide from them. Mostly we just sit through them until they pass. Now we have a name for it and an explanation.