I feel bad that I have physical limitations and injuries due to the accidents, and lost my figure and the beauty of my appearance. I notice that he looks stressed, like everything is taking a toll on him.I wish I could be my old self with my nice figure I used to have for my boyfriend. I notice he has started to have some health issues, probably from stress.So boyfriend feels alone and abandoned by my: From my point of view, I just see all the symptoms of PTSD standing in-between my boyfriend and I like a huge wall.The worst things are not being able to see who he is for real and feeling so terrified of him for no reason.I think I even turn good things we’ve experienced together into bad things without realizing it.I also don’t remember simple things like taking care of something I said I would do.This is directly in relation to the injuries, so it invokes the terror of nearly dying, which makes it hard for my mind to put it into perspective in regards to all aspects of the experience.I never consider it rationally as a cost / benefit ratio, with the cost being lung contamination and the benefits being the fun, sunshine (vitamin D), doing things together (increases good feelings of being in a relationship together), exercise for poor body makes it feel better, and experiencing something new (good for breaking out of PTSD and ingrained habit patterns).
So my list of The Main Things That Disrupt Our Relationship are my: I created this illustration that shows a few of the main things that get in-between a person with PTSD and their partner. It can be very difficult for a relationship when one person is suicidal.
The relationship house consists of the day-to-day relating, activities, growth, intimacy and connection that the couple creates.
This is the metaphorical house they will live in together so they are trying to make it into something positive, healthy and supportive in their lives. And things go wrong easily if one partner has PTSD.
They both may also suffer health problems due to this extremely high level of stress.
I salute any relationship that is managing to survive PTSD!