I've been coping with things pretty well lately. The combination of my meds and counselling has really been helping me and I've felt on top of everything. This weekend has been beautiful and I have felt energetic and happy and positive; yet tonight it's all gone down hill. Why is it always at night time that I get flashbacks or start to thinking of my past, the abuse and rape? I don't understand why, when I've had such a lovely day, I suddenly sink into this dark place and struggle so much to regain my positivity? I know this is going to affect my week at work, which just makes it all the more frustrating. I know this is a common thing where people like us (on this site) start to feel worse at night. But I just don't understand why. The abuse I suffered rarely happened at night, but I have always had nightmares and constantly suffered from low mood and flashbacks at night time. It really is one of the last things that I am finding very difficult to overcome. Anyone have any theories on this? Or perhaps some techniques to getting through tonight at least?