"I had strap marks all over me, like I’d been attacked,” the actor recalled of the intense scene, which aired in the HBO series' sixth season.
"The women I met not only validated my experience by sharing their own, but I found comfort that they too were stuck in The Land of Retrospect."
The Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes scandal just got a Shania Twain remix.
It's often a painful role for a child to assume, but therapists say there can be some perks too.
This defense mechanism might be stopping you from processing and coping with a traumatic event.
"Society has actually demanded that women navigate their despair in secrecy and proceed with life as usual."
"I felt like an addict who constantly needed a fix. I’d try to limit myself to a few episodes, but denying myself rarely worked."
When survival mode becomes chronic, it can have serious repercussions for your health.
"After three years of intensive therapy and a lifetime of denying the reality of my past, I can finally say it out loud," Christian Weissmann shared with HuffPost.