How PTSD affects intimate relationships

PTSD doesn’t only affect the person suffering with it.

I hope this video helps those of you who are close to someone who suffers with PTSD.

PTSD can affect partners as well as close family members, or flatmates.

There is the possibity of secondary traumatisation.

Love Athina ♥

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7 thoughts on “How PTSD affects intimate relationships”

  1. Thank you so much for posting this video. I have cptsd and Iv told my partner he needs to understand it kore and that he will need support too but he doesnt really get it. Iv been shut down for the past few weeks and Im just coming out of it and it really really upsets me when i realise how cold n stand offish i have been to him as he doesnt deserve it but i cant help it i dont even realise that the shut down isnt real untill it lifts and then i can be affectionate and loving again so i shower him with love and say how sorry i am. Im not abusive to him just cold and cant stand it i hate myself with it all. Iv had EMDR but i was discharged as 3 weeks and I was drawing blanks but its back with avengance at the moment

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    1. I am sorry you are suffering! Maybe show your partner the video! Partners sometimes think they can cope until they suddently develop anxiety out of nowhere and they don’t understand where it came from. xx Wishing all the best to both of you!

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  2. Thank you so much for posting this video. I have commented a min ago but im not sure if it went through or not so im writing again please just ignore if you have the first one! 🙂 i have cptsd and i shut down and im cold and cant bare to be touched my partner really suffers from this and i dont even know that im shut down to me the feelings are really real and im numb and its awful its scary. When its lifted i feel so guilty and i hate myself that he has to go through this with me he doesnt deserve it. Iv had EMDR but i drew blanks for 3 sessions so they discharged me but its back with avengance at the moment. Im going to show my bf this video any help or advice you could give us both id be so gratefull xxx


  3. I often wonder if I ever will be in a relationship again. Since everything has come to light a relationship seems like such a scary thing these days.


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