How to Bring Yourself Back from the Dark Side

Learning to live with past trauma

Merre Larkin
6 min readOct 7, 2021

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Woman running through a field of purple wildflowers.
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There is no cure for post-traumatic stress disorder. The triggers of past trauma don’t magically disappear over time. However, over time, you can get better at managing the triggers.

One, you can learn to identify them. Or, you can at least detect that something is triggering you, even if you can’t put…

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Merre Larkin

Writer. Life coach. Educator. Marathoner. Survivor. Avid reader. Here to share, here to learn.