(Original post by anonymousaudit)
Not a game of one upmanship here but seriously how are you qualified to discuss this?
I'm not going to divulge my childhood experiences but they are significantly worse than those outlined. My father is what is known as a "schedule one" offender (google it). We have one of the longest court injunctions ever granted against him contacting us again, that was the severity of the abuse he perpetrated against us. I had to live with him for 17 years, as did my 4 other siblings who ranged between ages 16 - 13 at that time.
It is VERY common for victims of PTSD, especially those suffering from prolonged abuse, to become violent. It's very common for children leaving an abusive environment to turn on each other, despite all being victims of the same crimes?! As they've been raised around violence it suddenly becomes the norm, the method through which all social interactions are levied. I have endured numerous physical attacks from my siblings who also suffered similar levels of abuse to myself.
It is common to smash stuff up. It's common to hurt people, it's even common to hurt yourself. We saw our dad smash walls through, ceilings in, doors in, I remember he's even kicked a car door in so it was concave whilst I was in the passenger's seat. I've seen my father do things that now, had I been walking past, I would have called the police or intervened. As a result of growing up in such a tense, angry, abusive atmosphere you are of course going to pick up habits as you believe it to be the norm?!
I was never that bad but I've seen my brothers mimic that level of abuse and anger as a result of their PTSD. I've seen them punch walls repeatedly, come home covered in blood from fights at school, numerous expulsions, etc. On the other side- one of my sister just never stops crying. Two of them had eating disorders. Self harm, pulling out your own hair, suicidal thoughts, the works. There are 5 of us so we have quite a diverse number of symptoms as you can imagine!
It's a long time since we left that abusive home and we're all making our own way through life in the aftermath of our childhood but it's an extremely long, difficult process which varies GREATLY for each individual. PTSD is an extremely upsetting aftermath of childhood abuse and it does come in many different forms. PLEASE do not generalise and PLEASE do not spread your misinformed opinions, especially when they are so condoning of others.
Sorry to divulge such a mass of extremely personal information just people like you who try to shame people and invalidate their experiences and plights really do my head in.