Feeling triggered is one of the most lasting effects of narcissistic abuse. It is like they(the narcissistically abusive person) implant some kind of internal button ready for them to push at any time. I try not to let these triggers govern me and I am getting better at handling things but there are still moments when I am reactive.
Something just triggered me and I decided to write about it. Feeling triggered was not a bad thing. I had actually felt slightly relieved. It has totally cured me of any nostalgia which may have been creeping into my brain. Go ahead trigger me all you like. You are doing me a favour.
Thank you emotional flashback. I know you have just done your job.