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Loving Someone with PTSD: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Connecting with Your Partner after Trauma
     

Loving Someone with PTSD: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Connecting with Your Partner after Trauma

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by Aphrodite T. Matsakis
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608827886
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
01/02/2014
Series:
New Harbinger Loving Someone Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
193,343
File size:
630 KB

Meet the Author

Aphrodite T. Matsakis, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in trauma and the author of several books dealing with traumatic reactions, including I Can't Get Over It!, Trust After Trauma, The Rape Recovery Handbook, and Vietnam Wives: Women and Children Facing the Challenge of Living with Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Matsakis has over thirty-five years of experience working with veterans, abused persons, and other trauma survivors; has taught at several major universities; and has conducted dozens of seminars for trauma survivors and trauma therapists.

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Loving Someone with PTSD: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Connecting with Your Partner 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
Loving Someone with PTSD: this is a personal guide, with directions and instructions for those with ptsd and their loved ones, it delves into the behaviors, and reactions of the individual with PTSD and how you can support them with your experiences, patience and love... it is a great resource for families of soldiers, or other traumatic situations.
AllenRKates More than 1 year ago
Comments by Allen R. Kates, MFAW, BCECR, author of "CopShock, second edition: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)," available on BarnesandNoble.com. Those who love and care for PTSD sufferers feel ignored and mistreated. The caregivers often suffer silently, not knowing what to think or what to do. Aphrodite Matsakis has done a magnificent job describing a loved one’s distress when trying to help and cope with a partner’s PTSD. The author covers issues such as the feeling of helplessness, not only in the PTSD survivors, but in the comforters. Matsakis explains PTSD symptoms, how difficult it is to communicate with a PTSD sufferer, psychological triggers that may drive a survivor into a rage, coping with a survivor’s panic attacks, addictions, suicidal thinking, alcoholism, and drug addiction. She describes common therapies and lists the right questions to ask a person in pain and in despair. Loving Someone With PTSD is a stunning achievement, a beautifully written book that flows from the heart with simplicity and clarity. It will not only save relationships; it will save lives.