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Shock Waves: A Practical Guide to Living with a Loved One's PTSD Paperback – June 1, 2010
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I knew my husband had experienced a horrific trauma as a teen but as it was explained to me, while we were dating, it was something that had happened in the past and was resolved. What both myself and my husband didn't realize was that he was suffering from PTSD and that our marriage would be a big trigger for him to spiral downward, continue to develop poor coping skills which, as Cynthia describes, was spilling into my and my family's life. Cynthia Orange's book affirmed my experiences and my love for my husband, who is mostly loving, thoughtful, kind and a wonderful father. I especially appreciated the section on children and how to work them into this love equation since now we have a 4 year old and a 19 month old (both additional triggers to increase my husbands distress). My husband is now in therapy towards recovery from his PTSD and I hold my Shockwave book as a tool to help me also move hand in hand with him. This is a must own book; espeically if you are someone loving someone who has developed PTSD from something other than war. This book covers all forms of PTSD and is a wonderful resource for those lovers who find more veteran related PTSD help then not- the websources and book references alone are worth the price of this book!
I found much more than I expected. There is much that we all can learn from this book. In our family severe depression has been an unwelcome visitor. Finding the balance to be supportive and helpful, while not making it worse is painfully challenging. I also found it crucial to remember to take care of myself in order to be helpful to my loved ones in depression. For me that may be the most difficult, guilt-ladened task. I needed this book more than I knew.
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My family has been hit by the worst truma that can happen between children ! I got this book on a recamendation from a vet freind with PTSD ? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rick Walmsley
A great read for anyone who has a spouse suffering with PTSD! I recommend it to all my clients.Published 5 months ago by Rosesquaw
This was a great book. I found it just when I needed it the most. I was able to get a better understanding of what my boyfriend was going through.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have learned a little more on how to help my friend and to help me deal with PTSD.
I am still in the process of reading it. But so far it has been very helpful.Published 16 months ago by Vicki Karr
Too many stories and not enough tangible information for someone looking for help.Published 22 months ago by Tubbss5
A very good book and must read for anyone living with and working with family members with PTSD and anger issues. Read morePublished on June 26, 2014 by RJBJR
This book has been a great help for learning and just a quick read about PTSD and how to help my husband with his army related PTSD. Seller had the book to me fast. Read morePublished on May 7, 2014 by meaghan van veen