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Healing Happens as it Happens

If I had been given the choice, I would have hit healing like a crash course, and done it in a day. Healing happens as it happens. It happens when we are ready. It happens as we are able. It does not happen in a straight line. It does not happen in a clear, predictable…

Small Steps Toward Health & Balance

I got really overwhelmed by work yesterday and today. Work stress has me reaching for some of my least healthy ways to cope, and I have a long history of working late and ignoring what is healthy for me. Life/work balance? I don’t even begin to know what that means. But at 5:00, in the…

A Text Conversation

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…

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…