Male Veterans with PTSD are more likely to report the following problems than Veterans without PTSD: Most of the research on PTSD in families has been done with female partners of male Veterans.The same problems can occur, though, when the person with PTSD is female.This can be especially challenging for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who are trying to build new, romantic relationships.Rob’s six-pound Chihuahua Diablo is making his way sideways down a flight of stairs at Rob’s uncle’s house in Natrona Heights.
He’ll always have that unconditional love for me,” he explained. He was discharged during his second tour in 2006 after sustaining a traumatic brain injury, but these days it’s the post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly refered to as PTSD, that has the greater impact. “I was always having nightmares at night, and certain things trigger it: just, loud noises, or, I don’t like people behind me a lot of the time, or stuff like that. But Rob views those residual effects as natural, and Dr. She works with veterans with PTSD at the University of Pittsburgh’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.
This article is reprinted with permission from Ray Scurfield “The Do’s and Do Not’s for Spouses and Partners of Combat Veterans” By Ray Scurfield The Do Not's• Do not say, “I understand,” or “I know you feel.” No, you don’t. You may know what it's like to hopethat if you could just ignore something festering inside you that it would eventually goaway.
However, you may well understand from your own lifeexperience how it feels to not want to talk to anyone, or how it is to feel that no one canunderstand about something you have experienced.
Compared to Veterans without PTSD, Veterans with PTSD have more marital troubles.
They share less of their thoughts and feelings with their partners.