National PTSD Awareness Day

Today, June 27th, is the second annual National PTSD Awareness Day. In honor of it, I will be wearing my teal ribbon and hope that all of you will do the same. I also thought it would be appropriate to discuss it here once again.I've talked about my personal experiences with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the past, but it's important to understand how it affects our community at large. First of all, let's take a look at how many people it affects. Here are a few statistics I found on www.healmyptsd.com (I know it's a lot of numbers, but please read them and bear with me):...more

Thank you so much for posting this. Education on PTSD is really important to the healing ... more

Needing My Partner In My Relationship

I’m over it. I’m over him saying one thing and doing another. Or better yet, saying one thing and not doing anything at all. Just when I think we’ve made progress in our relationship and moving toward doing what is best for the relationship, something happens that pushes us further apart. And I can’t help but think he is the culprit–I can’t help but think he is pushing us apart. He is not intentionally being destructive to our relationship, but ignorantly....more

I hear you, Brooke. Been there. I spent the bulk of my first marriage doing everything I could ... more