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Hi everyone. I am currently in a relationship with someone w

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Hi everyone. I am currently in a relationship with someone with ptsd. I have to say it’s extremely challenging. They constantly say that they are triggered. When we met over a year ago everything about this person seemed perfectly fine. I dated him for about 4 months before we started a relationship. He has two children and he is a single dad. Gradually I learned more and more. He had a pretty bad childhood growing up withou parents because he was taken away and split up from some siblings. He said he lived with a verbally and physically abusive family member. He joined the army went to Afghanistan and Iraq. He was married and that didn’t workout understandable same for me. The childrens mother is a pop in pop out type of person.I love this person very much and it seems he has a whole team taking care of him psychologically and physically.It just seems that he is broken and uses ptsd as a huge crutch. If he forgets it’s ptsd. If his kids are annoying him he’s triggered. The stuff that happened while he was deployed was over ten years ago. I try not to be judgemental but wonder if I really wanna be in this situation forever. I love him and his kids but sometimes I wish he was stronger and had better coping skills. Any suggestions?

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Jun 14

@Brother_Brad I agree completely. I compare now to even 6 months ago and I'm significantly improved. Yes, still peaks and valleys but I feel my reactions are closer to the "normal" range vs. crazy extremes. It's hopeful.

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Round3's picture
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Jun 14

@Brother_Brad I agree with Stationary Transient …. at first I was enjoying what you wrote. It went sideways with your website. One thing to give advice and make suggestions. Another to promote your business or "study".

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Jun 15

@Round3 That's awesome news, it can be hard to break that pattern of existence. I'm glad you are making progress :)

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