How to explain PTSD to someone who doesn't have it?

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salto

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How to explain PTSD to someone who doesn't have it?
« on: October 30, 2019, 09:02:07 PM »
"We didn't choose trauma. We never wanted PTSD. And as much as you hate the way I can be .. I hate it more."

47 trauma survivors sat out to explain what it feels like to have PTSD/CPTSD.
Check out the result:

https://ptsdsafe.com/how-to-explain-ptsd/



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Not Alone

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Re: How to explain PTSD to someone who doesn't have it?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2019, 09:27:16 PM »
Thanks for sharing this. I made note of the website. Haven't decided if I will share it with my husband or not.

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Re: How to explain PTSD to someone who doesn't have it?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 10:33:48 PM »
Good stuff in here, on the surface. The trouble comes when trying to explain below that. From bizarre to risking outright rejection, the inside territory I've found to be the most problematic area -- after all, it's trying to describe abuses and the surrounding territory with logic; when it never did make any sense. It only puts oomph to the old saying: "I'm speechless."

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Re: How to explain PTSD to someone who doesn't have it?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 04:10:51 PM »
Yeah, it can be a challenge to share stuff like this.