I have PTSD due to the abuse from several years ago. I never told my husband I was diagnosed with PTSD mainly because I know he would not understand since he is the person that was abusive to me and in some ways is still abusive to me. He has his moments that he does real well with doing work around the house, his anger is under control and he is not having manic or depressive episodes. But over the past few days he is having a tough time with sleeping and a manic episode where he is getting angry over everthing, taking it out on me and my son. I have learned a long time ago to just ignore him but when I am not feeling great myself, it brings up the PTSD feelings and I cannot stay in the same room as my husband, I do not talk to him except for things that are really needed like for my son. I have been having panic attacks for the past few days and know that it is being brought on by my husbands manic episode. I don't go for therapy mainly because I cannot afford it but need to find out how others handle the stress the PTSD causes and how do I get rid of a panic attack like breathing exercises, exercise, etc.
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