1: affected with shell shock or combat-related post-traumatic stress disorderShe sometimes had psychoneurotic cases on board, shell-shocked men whose behavior could not be predicted.— Doris WeatherfordSassoon was familiar with such rough-and-ready treatment, part of which encouraged shell-shocked soldiers to repress their memories of the trenches, shake themselves out of their depression, and carry on manfully.— Roger J. Spiller
2: mentally confused, upset, or exhausted as a result of a highly stressful or disturbing and often unexpected event or experienceShe was shell-shocked, reeling from her loss in Iowa and polls that showed her cratering in New Hampshire.— Joe Klein… shell-shocked consumers were pledging their allegiance to the “New Frugality.” Chastened by the brutal lessons of the worst economic downturn in decades, Americans swore off conspicuous consumption and resolved to embrace the thrifty ways of their grandparents …— Stefan Theil
It’s the first time, I can say that phrase can be directed towards me. I just have a conversation with this person I love and they asked a question and in true fashion I felt like I would regret answering it. But since as usual I was being honest I blindly believe it would be okay. Or he would believe me and just like that it didnt go that way. I regretted my answer just as soon as I said it. The phone called end, and then a call back. First thing out my mouth is I don’t wanna do this, I don’t wanna argue. I know no matter what I said it won’t be believed.
As much as he tried to assure me it was fine, in my heart I knew it wasnt. I lost focus and started to panic, my body shook and I couldn’t continue the conversation. I tried to explain and I couldn’t. I dont like feeling that way. You know that nothing you say matters, even when you’re being honest its gonna come back and bite you in the ass.
In that same instance, it felt like I was reliving every moment that ever this happened. Didn’t matter whether I was expressing my feelings or answering a question. Somehow, it almost always turned into a shit on you festive. Making me feel like I was a worthless human being. Nothing I could ever do would be right, nothing prior matter in these moments of epic fail I was shown the error of my ways. Or my feelings clearly didn’t matter. Which would have me in an emotional tale spin.
And then I realized I don’t wanna feel this way.
Smdh… I just wanna be happy is all. I wanna feel loved, respected and appreciated.