Tag Archive: intimacy

Dec 03 2014

How PTSD Disrupts Relationships – Part 3 – “Come Close To Me! Get Away From Me!” Push-Pull Dynamic

Things have been changing very fast ever since I found a Somatic Experiencing Therapist. When I began SE therapy on October 23 (2014), I was trying to unravel 22 triggers causing me to feel fear in relation to my boyfriend (sorry boyfriend). By doing SE therapy, I was able to reduce the 22 triggers by …

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Nov 18 2014

How PTSD Disrupts Relationships – Part 2 – 50 Ways PTSD Undermines Intimate Relationships

In How PTSD Disrupts Relationships – Part 1- The Relationship Foundation we looked at some ways PTSD may affect the foundation, the basement and floor, of a relationship. Now I want to look more at how PTSD affects the “relationship house” that two people build on the foundation. The relationship house consists of the day-to-day …

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Nov 09 2014

How PTSD Disrupts Relationships – Part 1 – The Relationship Foundation

Do you remember when you were little and you first met a friend? Maybe your best friend? I remember just knowing that this person was good, and just knowing we would be best buds. I didn’t feel afraid of them. I wasn’t terrified that maybe affection or kindness from them secretly meant they were going …

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