It’s okay to cry
It’s okay to scream
It’s okay to twitch
It’s okay to flinch
It’s okay to step back
It’s okay to hide under the covers
It’s okay to get angry
It’s okay to say you’re scared
It’s okay to react.
It’s perfectly okay.
And it’s good to react.
It doesn’t make you bad person if it hurts to listen to your friends talk.
It doesn’t make you bad person to not want S/O to touch you.
It doesn’t make you a bad person if you can’t speak when everyone wants you to.
These things take time.
It takes a while to recover.
Everyone who cares about you WILL understand.
You don’t have to rush into anything.
You don’t need to force anything before it gets better.
Take your time.
Go your own pace.
Remember to breathe.
Remember to take care of yourself.
And remember you’re doing a lot better than you might feel.
You’re going to get there.
And it’s going to be just fine.