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Title:
Loving someone with PTSD : a practical guide to understanding and connecting with your partner after trauma
Author:
Matsakis, Aphrodite.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, [2014]
Physical Description:
240 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary:
"Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can present with a number of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, flashbacks, and trouble sleeping. If your partner has PTSD, you may want to help, but find yourself at a loss. The simple truth is that PTSD can be extremely debilitating-not just for the person who has experienced trauma first-hand, but for their partners as well. And while there are many books written for those suffering from PTSD, there are few written for the people who love them. In Loving Someone with PTSD, renowned trauma expert and author of I Can't Get Over It!, Aphrodite Matsakis, presents concrete skills and strategies for the partners of those with PTSD. With this informative and practical book, you will increase your understanding of the signs and symptoms of PTSD, improve your communication skills with your loved one, set realistic expectations, and work to create a healthy environment for the both of you. In addition, you will learn to manage your own grief, helplessness, and fear regarding your partner's condition. PTSD is a manageable disability. While it isn't your responsibility to rescue your partner or act as his or her therapist, this book will help you be supportive and implement strategies for lessening the negative impact of PTSD-not just for your partner, but for your relationship, and, importantly, for yourself"--

"There are many books written for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but few written for the people who love them. In Loving Someone with PTSD, a renowned trauma expert and author of I Can't Get Over It! presents concrete skills and strategies for the partners of those with PTSD. Readers will increase their understanding of the signs and symptoms of PTSD, improve their communication skills with their loved ones, set realistic expectations, and work to create a healthy environment for both their loved one and themselves. In addition, they will learn to manage their own grief, helplessness, and fear regarding their partner's condition"--
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- What is PTSD? -- PTSD and your relationship -- Basic communication skills -- Talking about difficult subjects and making decisions together -- Managing triggers and trigger reactions -- Crises: panic attacks, rage reactions, domestic violence, addiction, and suicide -- PTSD therapy and you.
ISBN:
9781608827862
Format :
Book