Complex ptsd dating
Sometimes these conversations will happen when the trauma is referenced directly.
Other times, a seemingly unrelated event can trigger a flashback.
Comprehensive and careful professional treatment for C-PTSD is necessary for recovery.
As this condition may create trust issues and inhibit the formation of interpersonal bonds, treatment may also be needed to heal romantic relationships damaged or destroyed by the painful effects of complex PTSD.
Examples of such trauma include long-term physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, a lengthy captivity, or, as in Jana’s case, a struggle to survive during times of war.
Complex PTSD, also known as C-PTSD, is harrowing and devastating for the sufferer; the effects of this condition may also create stress for their romantic partner.
At night, Jana alternated between severe nightmares and prolonged bouts of restless sleeplessness.
She was prone to fits of seemingly unprovoked rage.
C-PTSD shares many features of the better known PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) which is the result of a small number of impersonal traumas, such as car accidents.
The effects of complex PTSD can disrupt lives and devastate romantic relationships.
If your partner is living with this condition, your support can help them heal trauma through treatment.
That’s why I wanted to create this quick resource – to serve as a jumping off point to how to better support trauma work through a particular episode.
Give it a read, and invite your loved one to share what’s useful to them and what isn’t – assuming that this person is ready and able to have the conversation with you.