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The White House is trying to get our minds off of Afghanistan, and on spending trillions of dollors on bills that are full of pork.
Presidnet Biden seems to be doing what ever he can to trash the military. I am hearing rumors he doesn’t like the military.
Presdient Trump loves the military. He did what ever he could to get higher funding, and praised the soldiers for their dedication.
I am going to start sharing excerpts from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. This is against my publishers wishes.
This chapter will be rather Long, but I want to show you the great information it has:
People Don’t Understand Me
We all know that great, and satisfying marriages are possible, But what about those who face PTSD (Post Tramimatic Stress Dosorder, ) in their marraige?
People with PTSD may affect many more than just their spouses. It could be the parents, children, siblngs, friends, or co-workers.
PTSD is an exposure to a severe trauma.
The Mayo clinic says:
“PTSD is a mental condition that is triggered by a terrifying event.”
People who struggle with it are not crazy, weak, a failure, or even a bad person. They are looking for help just like the rest of us.
Some of the symptoms of PTSD are:
- Reliving the event.
A. Memories of the tramatic event can come back often and at any time. You may feel the some fear and horror like you did when the event took place. For example:
+ You may have nightmares.
+ You may feel like you are going through the event again. This is called flashback.
+ You may see, hear, and smell something that causes you to relive the event. This is called a trigger. News reports, seeing an accident, or hearing a car backfire are examples of triggers.
2. You may try to avoid situations that remind you of the event.
+ You may also try to avoid situations or people that trigger the memories, You may even avoid talking about the event. For example:
+ You may avoid crowds, because they may make you feel uncomfortable.
+You may avoid driving if your miitary convoy was bombed.
+ You may keep busy or even avoid seeking help because it keeps you from thinking ot talking about the event. (You should never let this happen. You need to verbalize your feelings to let your helpers know how they can really help you. )
3. Negative changes in beliefs and feelings.
+ The way you think about yourself and others may change. There are many symptoms including the following:
+ You may not have positive or loving feelings towards other people, and may stay away from relationships.
+ You may forget about parts of the tramatic event, or not be able to talk about them. (Again, please share your thoughts. It will not only relieve your mind, but you can get the proper help that you dearly need.)
4. Feeling keyed up
+ You may always be alert and on the lookout for danger. You might suddnely become angry or irritable. For example:
+ You may have a hard time sleeping.
+ You may have trouble concentrating.
+ You may be startled by a loud noise or surprise.
+ You may want to have your back to a wall in a restaurant, or waiting room.
The spouses of a veteran with PTSD have many of their own emotions such as:
+Wanting to run away.
+ Feeling trapped.
+ Feeling exhausted.
+They may even question their faith.
There could be a possiblity of getting PTSD themselves. like getting cancer from second hand smoke.
I read an article in Guide Posts Magazine about a wife who started having the same symptoms as her husband who was battling PTSD. A family with PTSD in it can be pulled into the muck and mire like a family who have one of their own battling durgs or alcochol.
Wouldn’t it be great to be abe to say, “Take two aspirin and see me in the morning,” and the PTSD would be all gone? The truth is that the veteran with PTSD may never totally get over it. But the people involved can learn agreat deal from it; to handle it better. They can do this and still have a good marriage
The trauma they face may never go away, but the trauma can be reduced to the point it doesn’t control the person.
There is much more to this chapter, but I didn’t want you to give up, because you thought it was too long.
I highly suggest you aquire this book if you are struggling with PTSD. There is another chapter dealing with the same subject.
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Checking in with you brothers and sisters….How are you doing?
Do you suffer with PTSD? Do you dread the nights for fear of nightmares?
There are over 13,135 fellow veterans here on this site who have your back.
If the world is just too crazy for you, GET HELP!!
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You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!