Please can anyone who is reading this let me know how to support a spouse that has complex ptsd? He doesn't want to go to therapy. To me it looks like he is avoiding life & he has destructive coping mechanisms. He spends most of his time either watching tv or drinking in the bar (which in my country is not a safe place). According to him the time spent in the bar is the only way for him to socially integrate with society without getting too involved (both of us have interrelational triggers that makes it almost impossible to have healthy relationship s with other people). He supported me for years while I was learning to deal with my own complex ptsd (which was not a pretty picture), but I'm better now and I can see that he needs help, but I don't know what to do to help him. I don't want to lose him. I love him.
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Last weekend, we had about 8” of snow. I remember being delirious and sick while it fell. I remember feeling terrified, walking barefoot in the garage and snow to a chair that they strapped me into. I remember sitting in the back with the paramedic monitoring my deteriorating state (repeatedly asking me what my name was, how do I spell it and not knowing these answers). I remember...