Our Real Life Experience With CPTSD & PTSD


  1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This mirrors my experience, and even the pro’s don’t seem to be aware of this. I can’t tell you how much it helps to hear someone else confirm that I am not alone in my experiences.

    • You are so very welcome! My husband and I actually “coined” this term. We have been in therapy for over three years and not once has a pro even touched the surface on explaining this side of PTSD or CPTSD. I appreciate your comment very much Paula. You may benefit from reading my book available on amazon. It’s a shorter read and written in a way that you and I can relate to. Here’s a link if you want to take a peek 🙂 https://amzn.to/2LrFHsf

      Have a wonderful day, and contact me any time if you have any questions or just want to talk to someone who knows exactly what you are going through. [email protected]

  2. Wow, this article clears up so much for me. I lived in a physical, mental/emotional and financial abuse for 12 years. I have been away from the relationship since 2004, but I still battle chronic and lifelong emotional trauma. I recently experienced a PTSD episode and I was trying to explain to my wife after and the next day how a felt disconnected and felt no emotion. I was exhausted and just needed to sleep. I’m lucky that she is well educated regarding mental illness, and has sympathy, but I feel sometimes she cannot empathize what I go through. Since my episode over a week ago, the way I felt has been on my mind. I never hear of PTSD Residual Symptoms before. I have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Is PTSD Residual something that is diagnosed by a doctor? I know I’m treated for anxiety/depression but not PTSD (not sure there is treatment besides therapy). Thank you for this article. I have shared this on my FB.



    • Hello De, Thank you so much for leaving a comment. I can totally resonate with how you feel after the PTSD episode subsides. Sometimes, what I have experienced is that the residual symptoms can last for a couple of days. Each day that goes on, our thought processes and normalcy gets better and better. The term “residual symptoms” is a term that my husband and I came up with to best describe the “PTSD episode hang-over”. I noticed the way he’d struggle for a few days after a hellacious episode and wanted to write this article to help others understand what people with PTSD go through. It makes me so happy to know that this has given you some clarity 🙂 I appreciate you sharing on Facebook too. Hang in there and remember to take each day one day at a time. You may also enjoy reading http://ptsdwifey.com/guilt-ptsd-and-forgiveness/ as it will help you with the guilt, depression, and anxiety that you experience after an episode. Then, swing by my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ptsdwifeyblog, a PTSD community that is inspiring and positive. Come back and visit again soon – and, let me know if I can help you with anything at all.

  3. Wow my son has been diagnosed with this recently after an assault on his head in March, he has flashbacks regularly and this has helped me understand so much and totally describes how he is through an episode and how he is after, thankyou for this information

    • You are very welcome. I’m so dorry to hear about your son. Everyone in the family suffers. And the more educated you can get the better you can show support and kindness. Visit a few other articles and hang out for a bit. Let me know if I can suggest any specific information that you are looking for. Take care!!

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