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.
Not in a good state of mind and quite confident I will never fit in even on DS despite effort. I am odd and will never fit. Giving it a break. Thanks for the support.
I'm 22. I just moved back home for a little while in between undergrad and grad school. I have a boyfriend that I've been with for nine months now. we went to school together and we've known each other for years. I was a virgin when we got together because i was molested as kid for about six years, beginning when i was in pre-school. I never told anyone. I was always terrified of doing anything...