At times the peaceable day-to day existence may feel strange, especially to survivors who have been raised in a traumatic environment and are experiencing normality for the first time. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse talks about the difficulties of recovery just re-entering normal life.
"I'm an intensity junkie. I feel a letdown whenever I come to the end of a particular cycle of intensity. What am I going to cry and throw scenes about now? I see it as almost a chemical addiction. I became addicted to my own sense of drama and adrenaline. Letting go of the need for intensity has been a process of slowly weaning myself. I've gotten to a point where I've actually experienced bits of plain contentment."