War, physical and sexual abuse, and natural disasters. All crises have one thing in common: Victims often suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their loved ones suffer right along with them. In this book, couples will learn how to have a healthy relationship, in spite of a stressful and debilitating disorder. They'll learn how to:Deal with emotions regarding their partner's PTSD Talk about the traumatic event(s)Communicate about the effects of PTSD to their childrenHandle sexual relations when a PTSD partner has suffered a traumatic sexual eventHelp their partner cope with everyday life issues When someone has gone through a traumatic event in his or her life, he or she needs a partner more than ever. This is the complete guide to keeping the relationship strong and helping both partners recover in happy, healthy ways.
Diane England, PhD (Claremont, NH), has a particular interest in the topic of post-traumatic stress disorder after having worked with military families for five years at a NATo base. Dr. England holds a PhD in clinical social work from the University of Texas at Arlington.