Seattle University— Imagine you’re sitting in your UCOR when the professor asks the class for examples of various traumatic events that individuals can experience in their life. Your classmates shout out your typical answers like, you know, unexpected death, being a victim of violence, serious accidents, etc. You all seem to agree that these truly terrible occurrences are examples of trauma… until you see the girl in the corner raise her hand. “Um, actually, we should include the sudden death of communication with a potential life partner”. Oh ok, so now being ghosted counts as experiencing trauma.
A chronic oversharer, Trudy Trauma relayed to the class how last week, she too experienced trauma after a 19-year-old skater boy with a Rainer can in hand for every picture suddenly ghosted her after one Tinder date. As the class all but begged the professor to move on, Trudy Trauma continued “I really liked him and he ghosted me and I haven’t been able to trust anyone since”. Heartbreaking, I know. Who could possibly correct her, certainly not your UCOR professor, she already has to deal with the basketball player who brings a basketball to class.
Thanks for being so brave and sharing your story, Trudy Trauma.