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No. I did feel traumatized at one time. It took a while to get over the feeling of traumatization, but you get over that before you get over the trauma itself.

So you ask this question of someone who has lost a limb in combat 20 years ago. Does he still feel traumatized? Probably not. But he still has to walk

with a cane.
 

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I was traumatized, and I found out that the worst thing about being traumatized is the inability to articulate the experience, to process the emotions and to incorporate it all into one's life narrative.

I do not feel traumatized any more, as I found words to articulate it - if it is mentionable, it is manageable;

I processed the emotions and I placed the responsibility for what happened to me where it belongs - with perpetrators;

and I incorporated the experience into my life narrative: not as a defining aspect of my life, but rather as one piece that explains a lot of my previous coping mechanisms that only now I can see for what they were.
 
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