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I Am Married to Someone With Ptsd

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    Imagine. What If There Were A Way? - Imagine. What if there were a way? What if there were a way that you could get rid of all that emotional pain from your past? What if you...
    newhopehealth newhopehealth 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 11, 2010

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    My Gf (Now My Ex) Has PTSD I Believe - Hello. I as well am really liking this site because for the last few months I have had a very difficult time dealing with my gf (now my ex...
    MissingMyGf MissingMyGf 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    Fort Benning Support For Relationships Affected By Ptsd And/or Tbi - I am actually applying for my PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology. I am specializing on treatments for PTSD and TBI...
    ranger3277 ranger3277 22-25, F Sep 10, 2012

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    Living With the One You Love Who Suffers With Ptsd - I will start off by saying it is not easy living with someone who is suffering from PTSD.  I am an easy going, happy, love...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 64 Responses Dec 7, 2007

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    Ptsd Medications???? - I have known my boyfriend for about 6 years now. We liked each other from day one, but just recently we officially became boyfriend/girlfriend. Since then I...
    AngelAndDemon AngelAndDemon 22-25 1 Response Nov 12, 2012

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    Thinking of Leaving Him.... - This has been the worse thing I have ever been through in my life.  I went to school with this man, he loved me and charmed me and we...
    RetroBeehive RetroBeehive 41-45 3 Responses Dec 8, 2008

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    I Have No Idea What to Do...... - I'm Joshua. My fiance' was brutally brutally raped about a year and a half ago. I have been with her for 7 months, so it happened before I was...
    meyerjm758 meyerjm758 26-30 8 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    Ptsd, Flash Backs, And The Whole Shebang - I am married to an Iraq war Army Infantry veteran. My husband is over 100% dissabled with PTSD and TBI (traumatic brain injury) of...
    britter8981 britter8981 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 19, 2011

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    I Am Not Married... - but I am crazy about someone with PTSD. He is in the National Guard and it was triggered in his first deployment when he got shot. He told me within a couple...
    MerciAlexis MerciAlexis 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    After reading some of the other experiences I'm left with the knowledge that I'm not alone in what I'm going through at the moment. My husband did a tour in Iraq in 2004. And when...
    shoomim shoomim 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Simple Messages Can Turn Everything Upside Down 8/22/2013 - This morning around 2am I received an email from him. He called me sweetheart and let me know that his travel went...
    ignite555 ignite555 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    Ptsd Is Hard To Deal With When You Dont Know How - i have dealt with ptsd for  2 years now  and its not easy when then person you married wont do anything to help them selves...
    purplerose81 purplerose81 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    My Wife Has Pstd, I Am Alone! - Been with my now wife for 10years, mariied 3! My wife and I were so in love for along time had problems but nothing out of the ordinary? I was well...
    chad1276 chad1276 31-35 3 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    Losing My Mind - After 13 years of marriage, I just couldn't take it any more. The lies, the mood swings, the lies... You get the picture. I had met my husband in college and we...
    caseycutie123 caseycutie123 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2010

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    Married To Ptsd - My husband has been suffering since 2005 with PTSD. He was a detective and loved his job. Taking a life stopped him dead in his tracks. I am not going to lie...
    copptsd copptsd 36-40, F Jun 12, 2013

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    Ptsd Controls My Life - I met my husband in 2004 after our first deployment. He was a fun loving guy. We enjoyed being with each other. We were hardly ever apart. I got out of the...
    missticus missticus 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    My husband was diagnosed with PTSD not from combat but from some past childhood experience/trauma. Anyway, he refuses to take his meds, I can hardly stand being around him anymore...
    SoHopeless SoHopeless 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    Who Is He Really? - I met my husband after his tour in Iraq and after a lot of other stuff happened that further worsened his condition. I was not the cause of any of his current...
    twinklestarz twinklestarz 36-40 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    Baboons - Last night I got in bed about 1 am, not at all what I would consider late. As I was searching for something to watch on television, I came accross a documentary about...
    beccabee420 beccabee420 36-40, F 23 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    Sit Tight, This Is a Long One - I grew up with a very protective mother. I grew up not knowing what sort of evil existed in this world. My husband, unfortunatly, wasn't as...
    Queen82 Queen82 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2009

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    Well, we are not married but we are engaged. We have been together for four years. Our relationship was something people dream of having. We were the couple everybody envied and...
    kiley9 kiley9 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Marrying Soldier With Ptsd - My fiance and I began dating at the beginning of his Afghanistan deployment in March 2011.We began planning our wedding that summer. Our relationship...
    Steph0225 Steph0225 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    I think my husband may have PTSD. He has every symptom in the book and I was thinking of bringing it up to his therapist. He was in basic training and had an "accident" that he can...
    smbb smbb 31-35 1 Response Mar 10

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    Married To Ptsd - I have been married twice. The first time I experienced PTSD was back in the early to mid seventies while married to my first husband who had been deployed to...
    EMaring EMaring 56-60 Sep 17, 2012

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    Impossible Arguments... - SO A mutual friend of our today (my best friend, grew up with us together) told me I should look at his facebook today...she said she was disgusted with...
    ignite555 ignite555 22-25, F Aug 19, 2013

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    Trying to Hold On -  I am not married to someone with PTSD, although I am in a serious relationship with someone with PTSD.  My boyfriend of almost two years has...
    mla479 mla479 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 14, 2009

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    I am currently going through the hardest thing I have ever gone through. The man I married was the most gentle, wonderful, supportive and amazing man I had ever known. I gave up a...
    kelliekocsis kelliekocsis 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Married To My Husband Or Ptsd? - I have been with to my husband for 13 years. He has PTSD from a trauma suffered during childhood and had only (finally) sought help for his issues...
    mamatt mamatt 36-40 3 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    My Version Of Dante's Inferno... - First of all, let me start by saying my husband and I were together before he ever joined the military. We got married shortly after he got to...
    icenfire0525 icenfire0525 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    Is It My Fault My Marriage Keeps Imploding? - My husband got back from Iraq in 2008 after a 15 month deployment. I was also military and got out to be with him. He came back really...
    lhcheather lhcheather 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    PTSD Destroyed My Marriage! - ***Language warning - this will be ugly***I ******* HATE YOU PTSD!!! You stole my husband and replaced him with a monster who makes it crystal clear...
    mom2ahrj mom2ahrj 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    Lonely - I've been married for 17 yrs. I've tried to leave a few times but I don't have the strength. I feel as though I live by myself or with a roommate who is. Here...
    Foofie1111 Foofie1111 56-60 2 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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    My Husband Has Ptsd - I wasn't an army wife. I married my husband after he retired from the army and I knew he had the PTSD but I really didn't know what it was all about. He's...
    cheryl13 cheryl13 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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    Husband of Someone With Ptsd - My wife experienced childhood traumas that I could not have imagined when I married her.  The traumas came out later unexpectedly and we are...
    ptsdhelper ptsdhelper 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    Unconditional Love Married To A Retired Vet With Ptsd - I married my husband and he was my best friend. In the beginning I did my best to get to know him well, asked all the...
    Sofia1960 Sofia1960 51-55 Oct 7, 2012

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    An Interesting Study - I think a good start in helping our beloved is to document as much and find out the latest research made ​​by specialists. Here's what I read. http...
    ila1977 ila1977 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2013

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    A Small Victory! - Yesterday I managed to communicate with him again. Not much, but it's more than anything. I made a few changes. I go to a military psychologist, and he guides me...
    ila1977 ila1977 36-40, F Apr 27, 2013

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    Is This PTSD? - My husband is in the USMC and just returned from Afghanistan two weeks ago. Before he left, he declared I was the woman of his life, his best friend and that we...
    Maricota Maricota 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2013

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    The Last Time We Spoke. 9/6/2013 - About a week ago I got a facebook IM. "how's it going?" is how the IM's always start. Never loving or sweet. Very cold and to the point. So we...
    ignite555 ignite555 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    Ptsd Ruined Our Relationship - I'm relieved to find this website.  I recently broke up with my boyfriend because of the same things I am reading here.  He returned from...
    sinamonsgirl sinamonsgirl 41-45 9 Responses Oct 6, 2010

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    Our War At Home - My husband and I were newly married when he left for Iraq and we were very young. He was only 19 while in combat. He came home with PTSD 8 years ago, and we have...
    werbroken werbroken 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    My husband has been diagnosed with PTSD but is in denial. He deployed between 2009-2010 on operation enduring freedom in Afghanistan. Our daughter (first born) was a month old when...
    CaitlinK08 CaitlinK08 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    I Think My Boyfriend Has Ptsd - My boyfriend is a police officer, but went to Afghanistan and Iraq before we met. I first met my boyfriend a year ago. We went on a few dates and...
    mandyz555 mandyz555 26-30 1 Response Nov 5, 2010

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    At The End Of My Rope - My Husband is a Vietnam War Veteran and he was wounded while serving over there. He is in his middle 60's and I am 49.  We have been together for 4...
    vietnamptsd vietnamptsd 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2010

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    My Husband And I Both Have Ptsd - My Complex PTSD seems to effect me more at times but I've seen my husbands play out with our boys more now that our daughter has been born. He's...
    justme8903 justme8903 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20, 2013

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    Does Anyone's Spouse Have Ptsd That Is Not Related To Being In The Military? - My husband and I have been married for 14 years and are expecting our 7th baby. My husband was in...
    filumena filumena 41-45 1 Response Aug 25, 2010

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    I Am Not Willing To Let Ptsd Destroy My Marriage - Hi everyone I am new here and thought I would share my story. My husband had PTSD. He was in Desert Storm, Mogadishu and Somolia...
    mollyhart mollyhart 31-35 11 Responses Nov 18, 2010

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    I'm About To Be Married With Someone Who Has Ptsd! - I have been going with my partner for just over 2 years we have a little girl who is almost one and i'm getting married next...
    kimberleyj kimberleyj 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    My Husband Have Ptsd & I'm Scare - My Husband  is in the military as been receiving treatment for PTSD for almost 2 years Know,We are been married for 4 years and have 2...
    angelitadedios08 angelitadedios08 22-25, F Aug 17, 2010

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    Something Helpful - For those who have in a family someone with PTSD is helpful this program, especially if sufferer refuses to go to a therapist. I was thinking that here are many...
    ila1977 ila1977 36-40, F Apr 29, 2013

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    Hopeful... - Just thought I would share my story.  I met my husband 5 years ago right before his 3rd and final tour to Iraq.  Since then we have been through a lot...
    WifeandMom05 WifeandMom05 22-25 4 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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