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Feb 24, 2012
Female user wife of co 2 posts

Topic: The Club House / Ptsd and family members

First , I want to say thank you. Thank you for what you did. My husband as well, was involved in some hostage situations and horrific situations. He goes on a regular basis for therapy and is very much involved in it, which I am grateful for the medical professionals who are helping him! But my question is, as a wife and partner, where do I go to get the education and help that we need to understand. Aside from learning as we go. I know the divorce rate is high, and there are times where it seemed impossible to stay around, but I know (from experience now), and that to compare to any other “normal” couple is not the way to look at it, because we may as well be on a different planet if you even try to explain it to the “normal”.My husband actuallly sent me this web site, as he wants me to understand too. But are there groups for wives, partners, family members anywhere, where we can communicate and learn from each other? As the word gets out, that PTSD is real and does affect so many people not only in war vets but the “silent beat” heros like yourself, we will need these forums for the other half of the suffering. Because when you hurt, we hurt too.

Feb 23, 2012
Female user wife of co 2 posts

Topic: The Club House / Ptsd and family members

With all the ptsd in the media today concerning the vets coming back from overseas, I am hoping there will be more coverage with ptsd and law enforcement ( corrections,police etc.) and more help available for these heros as well. Not only are they affected, the whole family is also affected. Where do we get help and education ? It seems there are not alot of specialists in this area and unless you are a vet,we as family members cannot find where to go to get this help. Being a wife of a retired corrections officer with ptsd, I find it difficult to understand and cope at times with what he goes through. It is a hidden disability unlike an obvious physical injury, and the unaffected population do not understand. But family members are affected and I for one want to help to understand, but where do we go?

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