And I really appreciate that there are people out there like you who care, and who can see past the symptoms and low points of those of us who endure the debilitating symptoms that come with PTSD as a result of rape. Everyone's response to trauma is a little different, however I think that the overriding thing partners need to do, is to learn to be patient with them. Hi Raman. Can we digitally share without triggering others? I held tight to assumptions that after just a little more time together, the nightmares would go away. Image via Thinkstock.
Take Care of Yourself No person has endless patience, energy or strength, and there is nothing noble about being a martyr for another person's sake.
6 Things I Learned from Dating Someone with PTSD
But both of us showing a willingness to try spoke volumes about our commitment to each other. Be first. And then there was the skittishness and aggression, which are common for people with PTSD. To support my partner and my own mental health, I continued my established solo therapy routine. PTSD can affect relationships in many ways, because each person experiences it differently, but similarities are still found.