Sometimes when we are suffering or have suffered our thinking gets all out of whack and distorted.
I thought my trauma was my identity but this was distorted thinking and harmful meaning. Later i discovered that I was more than what I had suffered and guess what, you are too. You have a broad identity that includes the different roles in your life, your varied interests, your goals, your hopes and your dreams. Realizing you have a broad identity is a way of creating helpful meaning.
When you can identify helpful meanings from your experience, you are more likely to rise above and maintain balance in your relationships, health and more.