Tips for Understanding

I talk openly about living with PTSD.  Sometimes I am with my husband, DH Darling Husband.  When we are together in contributes to the conversation and refers to OUR journey.  His perspective is of seeing me suffer and work so hard and not being able to help.  Or wanting to be there for me even…

Doesn’t change facts

Denial doesn’t change facts.  It is like the little kid hiding the cookie behind their back for anyone else to see then shaking their head no; they didn’t take a cookie.  Really Didn’t.  They keep shaking their head like the denial will change the facts.  It is a universal theme.  Dorthy is told to ignore…

Walk away

Sometimes you have to walk away.  People will question you, doubt you, suggest ways you could change the situation but the bottom line, sometimes you walk away.  CPTSD/PTSD sometimes occurs due to abuse or ongoing abuse by someone close to us.  Hardest thing to do is to walk away when you wish you could stay. …

Denial Doesn’t Help

The opposite of acceptance is denial.  The oft repeated, “There is nothing wrong with me.”  Doesn’t help.  Here is the problem.  If I cut my leg and I am bleeding all over the ground, it is obvious something is wrong with me.  If I cut my soul or scream inside without opening my mouth, no…

PTSD means set backs

Most people progress towards a goal with an expectation to keep moving forward.  PTSD means set backs.  Like driving an old jalopy you never know when a tire will blow, a part will fall off, or a water hose will spring a leak.  I wonder what’s wrong with me that I can not keep moving…

deNile just ain’t a river

Not me! Nothing all that bad happened to me. I don’t remember anything bad happening. Problems happen to everyone. Every kid has bad things happen.  Its just part of growing up. Denial……If you don’t believe it happened then it didn’t happen, right? Wrong…..your body remembers.  Your subconscious remembers.  Your nightmare remembers.  Denying anything is wrong…