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It Takes Time to Change

One of the more challenging aspects of having PTSD for me has been how reactive I can be. When my brain fires up the neurons that connect to trauma, in all of the bizarre and difficult ways that can happen for me, it can take a lot to outwardly keep my cool. Sometimes I don’t.…

Testing Out “For Better or For Worse”

I’ve never been married. The closest I got ended in a relationship nuclear explosion, so my prior experience with long-term was not a great one. Worse definitely went worst. In the relationship I’m in now we have definitely been testing out “for worse” in our circumstances. Me having PTSD, him rebuilding his life after loss,…

Ready to Just Go For It

PTSD can be such an overwhelming barrier to┬áliving. I now have to weigh my actions carefully, consider whether I have the energy or capacity to do whatever it is I want to or need to do, have an exit strategy if I get overwhelmed and can’t handle the situation I’m in, build in rest days…