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Girlfriend of the Year

I am snowed with work obligations right now. I am struggling a bit to keep up and complete tasks successfully. My boyfriend called me this morning to ask how I felt about him heading off on a snowboard trip in two hours. I cheerfully sent him off for several days to play while I trudged…

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…

Living with PTSD: Relationships

The grief of not feeling supported in your illness is intolerable. I know. I’ve been there. I am there. Very few people in my life are able to or willing to support me, and no one within my immediate vicinity. For me, it’s the hardest thing about PTSD to live with. And yet I’ve had…