PTSD & Personal Relationships
Maintaining healthy and positive relationships can be difficult even under the best of circumstances. This holds true for survivors of trauma and those with PTSD, as well as their loved ones. The symptoms of PTSD can often affect the way a survivor acts with others. In turn, the way a loved one responds to him or her affects the trauma survivor. A circular pattern can develop that may sometimes harm relationships.
For many, the eureka moment comes from the realization that these are symptoms of a solvable problem and not some inherent, personal flaw. Recognizing these feelings in oneself or a loved one as something that can be managed and treated is a step toward improvement.
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently featured this topic in the article to the right. In it, they outline the common symptoms, how they affect relationships, and what steps can be taken to manage them.
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