Did the Military give you a manual on how to live with your partner with PTSD? My ex-wives never got one. PTSD is hidden with many traps, pitfalls that can destroy a marriage. I never learned the silent side of the effects of PTSD until it was too late for my relationships. Looking back, I see the struggles my wife went through and my centering of the pain on me and not on those that loved me. When it comes to living in a relationship with a partner who has PTSD, the shadows seep into both members of the union. It is contagious. Lets say your Husband is suffering from the trauma and fighting the triggers that set him off, brings back the event. You, as the spouse, begin to silently learn what the triggers are and over time adopt the same avoidance techniques. You begin to avoid the same things even though you do not do it consciously.
Do you know a homeless Veteran? There is help through the VA, many do not know about their program to lower the number of homeless Veterans. If you know a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, refer him or her to a local VA Medical Center, where VA staff are ready... Continue Reading →
Photo by Carlos Herrero on Pexels.com If you get your image of President Trump from the mainstream media all you will see is the face they manufacture. The complex reality of the President is hidden in the sound bites and clips shown on CNN, MSNBC and much of the mainstream media. The face you see... Continue Reading →
The Socialist will be out in force; returning to the days of Obama will destroy our economy and erase all the work done in the past two years. Most Democrat's vote on emotion and personality, this could bring on the Blue Wave you hear so much about. You can't just support Republicans, you have to get out there... Continue Reading →
If you suffer from PTSD, a support dog can help pull you out of your bunker. They are not the do all, save all; support dogs can move you in the right direction. It is important to know they do not work for everyone. They do require training, proper attention and you need to get... Continue Reading →
Yep, that's me 49 years ago. Funny but it seems like yesterday, time sure fly's. I still remember the smells, the endless rain in monsoon season, the rocket attacks that blew up the officers latrine and the E club. Now don't get me wrong, it wasn't all fun and games. Like the time the New... Continue Reading →