Borderline Personality Disorder and the "I Let It Happen" Myth | More Than Borderline | ISO Mental Health & Wellness |
It's a myth as old as trauma--I let it happen.


During a traumatic event, we have one of three reactions: fight, flight, or freeze. Fighting back can often leave us injured worse than if we had cooperated. Flight can feel like cowardice, and can backfire if we’re not fast enough. Freezing, the least understood of the reactions, especially contributes to the “I let it happen” myth.