You would not know how strong you are unless you were challenged every now and then.
The flashbacks got more intense because of the sudden reminder. Your sadness, that took your breath away, had nothing to do with these new, insignificant, people’s comments and actions but had everything to do with the flashbacks you got from that. You are afraid of one thing only – of one person only. These actions just made your fear more visible – and it can actually be a gift. A gift that shows you were you need to love yourself more.