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The Boundaries I Needed to Create Alongside My Husband’s PTSD, and How I Enforce Them

For every one of the six long years since PTSD became a part of our lives, I truly believed I was helping my husband. I thought that, with every suggestion I made to him and every frustration I withheld from him, I was being a supportive wife and a compassionate partner. But when I finally … Continue reading The Boundaries I Needed to Create Alongside My Husband’s PTSD, and How I Enforce Them

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How I Stopped Enabling my Husband with PTSD, and Started Supporting Him

His outbursts were starting to come out of nowhere. His anger was getting unbearable. I didn't realise it at the time, but I had begun walking on eggshells, every single day. So when we discovered that my husband's changing behaviour had a rational reason, it was something of a relief. Post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD. I was under no … Continue reading How I Stopped Enabling my Husband with PTSD, and Started Supporting Him

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You Have Found Me Because PTSD Has Found You

There was once a time in my life that PTSD were just four innocent letters of the alphabet. Put together, my medical books told me these letters described a condition called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The textbooks explained the nature of psychological injuries. They described the ensuing depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, hypervigilance, and substance abuse. They outlined … Continue reading You Have Found Me Because PTSD Has Found You

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No-One Can Run Away from Their Problems, so Why Are We Packing up Our Life?

The clerk at the post office gives me a strange look as she processes my paperwork. A look I've seen before. One that outwardly appears politely positive, but inwardly hides her surprise, her puzzlement, and her questions. Because when you live in such a sought-after coastal town, a town that people from all over the country flock to for their … Continue reading No-One Can Run Away from Their Problems, so Why Are We Packing up Our Life?