It’s been nearly six months since Kim Kardashian West was the victim of a terrifying robbery in Paris, but the memories continue to haunt the reality star.

While alone in her No Address Hotel room on Oct. 3, Kardashian West was bound, gagged and held at gunpoint while five masked men invaded her apartment and robbed her of millions of dollars worth of jewels during Paris Fashion Week. Following the horrific Paris heist, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star largely remained out of the public eye for three months by canceling all public appearances and retreating from engaging on social media.

Although she’s slowly begun returning to the spotlight, a source tells PEOPLE that the traumatic events from that night are still difficult for her.

“Kim has come a long way from the robbery but that said, it’s a daily struggle to move past it and she probably never will be past it entirely,” says the source close to the reality star.

A second source tells PEOPLE that, “Kim still speaks of the robbery as the most horrific experience she has ever had” and “is still vulnerable and cries about the robbery.”

But despite the negative impact that the robbery had on the 36-year-old KUWTK star, the experience has helped put things into perspective in her life and shifted her focus back onto her two children — daughter North, 3, and son Saint, 15 months — and marriage.

“While she would never wish the experience on anyone, it put things into better perspective for her — what really matters and that family comes first. To have the Kanye situation happen right after was just the worst timing,” says the first source about Kanye West‘s hospitalization at the end of November. “She wasn’t emotionally equipped to handle …read more


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