Flinching: family yells at me for it?

I'm really easily startled, like I'll shriek over even just a "boo". I don't do it on purpose, it's completely involuntary. I'm just flinchy and scared a lot of the time, especially since I just got out of an abusive relationship with a guy who forced himself onto me in September. Even before that I was still easily startled though.

The thing is that my family will startle me sometimes (not on purpose I think), I screech, then they get mad at me for screaming? Is this a common thing? I tried googling if anyone else was going through this but nothing came up.

TLDR, do people yell at you for flinching? Is this normal?
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  • Dw means you got some good reaction time but next time your in a fight just remember all those times your family scared you and dodge all those attacks

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  • Yeah

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