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.
This is the metaphorical house they will live in together so they are trying to make it into something positive, healthy and supportive in their lives. And things go wrong easily if one partner has PTSD.See it as the beginning of a discussion you can resurface occasionally.He Might Interpret Neutral Things In a Negative Way Depression often works like a game of telephone where no one wins. The person with depression would love to receive this kindness as it is, but their depression has set up a series of negative filters.Scroll further down to read about behaviors and situations you are more likely to encounter with men only.Also realize you are not guaranteed to encounter these issues when you date someone with depression. Whether you ask or deduce it after months of dating, there will be a point when your partner discloses they deal with depression.