If you are in a relationship with someone dealing with PTSD, you face unique challenges. Not only do you want to care for and nurture your loved one who is dealing with this condition, you also have to take care of the particular burdens this condition brings you both.
PTSD is at the root of many common issues individuals face, including failed relationships, divorce, loss of friendships and social connections. Additionally, drug and alcohol abuse are very common among those that suffer from PTSD, known as “co-occurance.” Those living with PTSD don’t have to suffer alone. Their loved ones, as well as qualified support groups, can help.