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CPTSD and Others => Our Relationships with Others => General Discussion => Topic started by: Kizzie on September 18, 2018, 10:54:45 PM

Title: Information about CPTSD and Interpersonal Relationships
Post by: Kizzie on September 18, 2018, 10:54:45 PM
C-PTSD and Interpersonal Relationships (https://psychcentral.com/lib/c-ptsd-and-interpersonal-relationships/), Fabiana Franco, Oct 2018

What Appears to Be Mental Health Stigma Might Be Self-Care (https://www.childabusesurvivor.net/reviews/2018/12/28/link-what-appears-to-be-mental-health-stigma-might-be-self-care/) - Good article about why others may pull back/away from us (i.e., practicing self-care versus reacting to the stigma of mental health issues).

Careful Conflict (https://traumahealed.com/articles/careful-conflict/), Sonia Connolly, added June 2019

Taking the War Out of Our Words (http://curioushealing.com/2013/10/taking-the-war-out-of-our-words-by-sharon-ellison/), Sharon Ellison, 2009
Title: Re: Information about CPTSD and Interpersonal Relationships
Post by: Rainagain on April 03, 2019, 01:01:39 AM
I was going to post an item along the lines of 'Does anyone else have difficulty with....'

Then I read the link to the article on interpersonal relationships.

Thanks Kizzie, the article confirms the odd way I feel and behave toward others is down to trauma.

Made me smile to find the answer before posing the question.
Title: Re: Information about CPTSD and Interpersonal Relationships
Post by: Kizzie on April 03, 2019, 04:50:52 PM
Tks for pinging these articles Rainagain, I hadn't read them in a long time and they are a reminder that our interpersonal relationships need to be trauma-informed. It's not just us dealing with our CPTSD in isolation, if impacts those around us,  our partners, friends, children .... :yes:
 
Those in a relationship with a C-PTSD sufferer need to understand that they cannot always help behaving the way they do, and need love and support as they learn to control their behavior. The [person] with C-PTSD needs to appreciate that he or she is not always easy to be around and be open about their struggles.