Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is often related to one or a series of incidents in adulthood. Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the cumulative effect of living with emotional, physical or spiritual abuse for years while your mind was developing.
Here is a breakdown from Lilly Hope Lucario. If you click on the picture you can find her website which is full of resources.
A man in combat has trained for the battles he faces yet he still might suffer PTSD. A child is in no way prepared for the violence they encounter in their home at a time when their mind is developing.
This is why we can’t realistically expect people to “just get over your childhood.” We don’t tell trauma victims to just get over it. There is a process for healing and if you suffer from CPTSD, you can find a counselor to help you heal from it. Don’t be afraid, millions of people have found such healing and you deserve it.