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I can get really absorbed with my needs, especially on days when I have a lot going on and have severe PTSD symptoms. But as I want to have a really good partner, I am also looking to be a really good partner, and sometimes that means it’s not the day to be all about…

Accepting Help

My independent self isn’t good at asking for help, not the least reason being that I often just don’t think to ask. I am good at organizing myself around what I need and need to do, but adding others to the mix is usually outside my interests/capacity/thought process. I had three instances of feeling like…

Don’t Let This Be Happening

I’m watching a relationship crumble and I just don’t feel that there is anything more I can do for it. At some point I will try to figure out how I could have done better, how I could have been more patient, more understanding…how I could have done more, but I’ve done the best I…

Relationships with PTSD: Can They Be Successful?

According to the National Center for PTSD (Department of Veteran’s Affairs), “Trauma survivors with PTSD may have trouble with their close family relationships or friendships. The symptoms of PTSD can cause problems with trust, closeness, communication, and problem solving. These problems may affect the way the survivor acts with others. In turn, the way a…