The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship: How to Support Your Partner and Keep Your Relationship Healthy

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F+W Media, Jul 18, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
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War, physical and sexual abuse, and natural disasters. All crises have one thing in common: Victims often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their loved ones suffer right along with them. In this book, couples will learn how to have a healthy relationship, in spite of a stressful and debilitating disorder. They'll learn how to: Deal with emotions regarding their partner's PTSD; Talk about the traumatic event(s); Communicate with their PTSD partner when separated by active duty; Handle sexual relations when a PTSD partner has suffered a traumatic sexual event; Help your partner cope with everyday life issues. When someone has gone through a traumatic event in his or her life, he or she needs a partner more than ever. This is the complete guide to keeping the relationship strong and helping both partners recover in happy, healthy ways.

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For five years, psychotherapist England worked with military families at a NATO base. Drawing on those experiences, she compassionately helps couples cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD ... Read full review

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Diane England, PhD has a particular interest in the topic of post-traumatic stress disorder after having worked with military families for five years at a NATO base. Dr. England holds a PhD in clinical social work from the University of Texas at Arlington. In addition, she has a master’s degree in family studies from Oregon State University and a bachelor of science degree in child development from the University of Maine. She is a licensed clinical social worker who has practiced as a psychotherapist. She has also held other positions that provided opportunity to educate individuals on how to strengthen themselves, their marriages, and their families.

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