Dating someone who has ptsd
When you suffer from post-war PTSD dating can be challenging.
It’s not something you want to advertise on dating sites, or when you see a beautiful woman in a bar.
When I was 9 years old, I was sexually assaulted by someone my family trusted. No one did anything about it either, so I just assumed I had done something to deserve it.
At least not for the long run, until I'd self destruct again, fall into a depressive episode, and just want to fade away. You get to numb out a bit, and disassociate from the things you've been through, the things that have happened to you.Tbh, "normal" people aren't all that interesting anyway.People who've experienced pain are usually the nicest, most empathetic, and least judgmental people I've ever met. Additionally, I've been through some shitty stuff. I should maybe stop being hard on myself about that.I like to hurt people and withdraw to test them and see if they'll stay.Essentially, I've never felt safe: and now, everyone else is paying the price for that. A lot of days, things are pretty great.) But even in writing this, my main worry is: In an interview with Mic, New York cognitive therapist Chamin Ajjan explains that PTSD is, "an anxiety disorder, and the most common coping mechanism is avoidance.