Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Wife is a resource for the spouses out there who feel isolated and confined within the acronym of PTSD.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Wife gives the real inside scoop on how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect your life; it definitely shares how my life has forever been changed. Although there is a myriad of web pages to navigate through with tons of information about PTSD non gave a real inside look. But, what I had found over the last couple of years is that most of the online research resulted in medical text book jargon. I also found that the majority of data was military focused. I was happy to see that there were several resources for our war vets and their friends and families, but my heart sank and I started to become very discouraged with what little information I was able to find that fit my husband’s PTSD.
My husband is not an active military nor is he a military veteran. His PTSD is considered by medical professionals to be Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD). I’ll dive into this topic much deeper in future posts. Although I share personal experiences with symptoms, medications, and different therapies, I am not a medical professional. Please consult with your medical provider before implementing or engaging in anything you find in my blog. What works for one PTSD sufferer may not work for another. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Wife can help you along your own journey.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Wife
I started this blog to share my story – from a different perspective than what you find on the internet despirately seeking answers. The majority of what I found was very disheartening. For example, divorce rates are already at a record high but throw in PTSD and you increase the likely hood of divorce by anotherr 40%+. Most articles, medical journals, periodicals, public forums, and blogs drive home the negatives. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms are never described from an inside point of view. What you will find is medical terminology or medical provider’s opinions and findings. You will also find outreach services and statistics. All resources have their place. In addition, we as supporters need a personal and positive outlook.
I sought out on a mission to find any resource, information, book – You name it! My husband and my journey has not been one bit easy but we kept our faith and worked very hard. Now we are enjoying his remission of PTSD symptoms. When I felt all hope was lost our situation took a turn for the better. Then I became motivated to share my perspective and experience in hopes to help you. This is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Wife (wifey) and here you will find comfort, support, enrichment, and hope once again.
Self Educated on this thing called PTSD
I have compiled all that I have learned through researching, speaking to specialists, Psychiatric Medical Doctors, therapists, friends, family members, and behavioral health periodicals. While very educating and yes, I am really grateful for all that I have learned along the way, the information didn’t quite fit my husband’s cookie cutter diagnosis code.
Then I realized one night after hours of enduring my husband’s PTSD symptoms that not one resource that I had found accurately explained things from a caregiver or spouse’s perspective. Here you will find all of the same helpful resources that were pivotal turning points in our journey along with the ugly truth about what you can expect. And, you will find encouragement and enrichment – but most importantly; you will find hope and inspiration.
You can expect many of these resources that I have found through vigorous efforts, like “The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship” by Diane England, PHD,. This book is a free download through Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. This book helped me understand a lot more than anything else that I found online. This is a terrific place to start understanding your partner’s diagnosis and needs. I hope to be an advocate for you and help encourage and enrich your experience.
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