I happen to have a friend with PTSD which came from a military scenario….. I completely understand what Annie has written here….
PTSD is a term most people have heard, but often they do not really know what it means.
If you tell someone you have PTSD it is hard for them to know what you mean by that, unless they have it themselves or maybe they have a close friend or family member with it.
People with PTSD have trouble with relationships, but not for the reasons people think.
Once you have been traumatized, and repeatedly re-traumatized, it becomes very isolating.
People with PTSD can be re-traumatized by people who do not understand, and by people who are more concerned with their own agenda than really understanding.
When someone with PTSD has certain triggers, and explains those triggers to someone, it is important that they are validated and respected.
A person that intentionally uses your triggers against you is not someone you can be around at all, or have any kind…
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