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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can present with a number of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, flashbacks, and trouble sleeping. If your partner has PTSD, you may want to help, but find yourself at a loss.

The simple truth is that PTSD can be extremely debilitating―not just for the person who has experienced trauma first-hand, but for their partners as well. And while there are many books written for those suffering from PTSD, there are few written for the people who love them. In Loving Someone with PTSD, renowned trauma expert and author of I Can’t Get Over It!, Aphrodite Matsakis, presents concrete skills and strategies for the partners of those with PTSD.

With this informative and practical book, you will increase your understanding of the signs and symptoms of PTSD, improve your communication skills with your loved one, set realistic expectations, and work to create a healthy environment for the both of you. In addition, you will learn to manage your own grief, helplessness, and fear regarding your partner’s condition.

PTSD is a manageable disability. While it isn’t your responsibility to rescue your partner or act as his or her therapist, this book will help you be supportive and implement strategies for lessening the negative impact of PTSD―not just for your partner, but for your relationship, and, importantly, for yourself.

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“Aphrodite T. Matsakis has once again captured the essence of the experience of individuals living with PTSD. This time, she has focused on helping those who love survivors understand the complexities and nuances of the issue. Matsakis has skillfully laid out key communication skills to utilize, as well as the common pitfalls to avoid in order to create trusting relationships. As a clinical social worker specializing in trauma therapy, I will recommend this book to the couples and individuals with whom I work. In addition, as a professor teaching graduate students, I know my students will benefit from Matsakis’s expertise and techniques.”
Eileen A. Dombo, PhD, LICSW, clinical social worker, Washington, DC, and assistant professor at the National Catholic School of Social Service, The Catholic University of America


“For the past two decades, Aphrodite T. Matsakis has been helping people understand and cope with post-traumatic difficulties. In her latest book, Loving Someone with PTSD, she turns her focus to the survivor’s relationship with the intimate partner. As always, Matsakis’s advice is rock solid, down-to-earth, and immediately applicable. Bolstered by thought-provoking questionnaires and exercises, she guides the reader to create a safer, more authentic relationship that will sustain both survivor and loved one. This book will benefit everyone who cares about someone who has been touched by trauma.”
Don R. Catherall, PhD, professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and author of Emotional Safety


“Those who love and care for PTSD sufferers feel ignored and mistreated. The caregivers often suffer silently, not knowing what to think or what to do. Aphrodite T. Matsakis has done a magnificent job describing a loved one’s distress when trying to help and cope with a partner’s PTSD. The author covers issues such as the feeling of helplessness, not only in the PTSD survivors, but in the comforters. Matsakis explains PTSD symptoms, how difficult it is to communicate with a PTSD sufferer, and psychological triggers that may drive a survivor into a rage. She also shows readers how to cope with a survivor’s panic attacks, addictions, suicidal thinking, alcoholism, and drug addiction. She describes common therapies and lists the right questions to ask a person in pain and in despair. Loving Someone with PTSD is a stunning achievement, a beautifully written book that flows from the heart with simplicity and clarity. It will not only save relationships―it will save lives.”
Allen R. Kates, MFAW, BCECR, author CopShock: Surviving Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


“A helpful guide for people seeking practical advice when their relationship is falling apart under the stress of trauma. Survivors and those who love and care for them will discover new ways to strengthen and deepen their relationships and reverse the destructive effects of post-traumatic stress.”
Stephen Joseph, PhD, author of What Doesn’t Kill Us: The New Psychology of Posttraumatic Growth

About the Author

Aphrodite T. Matsakis, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in trauma and the author of several books dealing with traumatic reactions, including I Can''t Get Over It!, Trust After Trauma, The Rape Recovery Handbook, and Vietnam Wives: Women and Children Facing the Challenge of Living with Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Matsakis has over thirty-five years of experience working with veterans, abused persons, and other trauma survivors; has taught at several major universities; and has conducted dozens of seminars for trauma survivors and trauma therapists.

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Rusty
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Understanding what we''re feeling, what''s happening and how we can be better support
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2014
This book helped me to understand just how complex PTSD is. It helped me to iron out my own feelings as the wife of a vet and to realize how anyone with any kind of trauma can suffer from the disorder. It let me know what I was doing right to support my husband and what I... See more
This book helped me to understand just how complex PTSD is. It helped me to iron out my own feelings as the wife of a vet and to realize how anyone with any kind of trauma can suffer from the disorder. It let me know what I was doing right to support my husband and what I could have done differently. I lost him in a motorcycle accident early in 2014 and I wish I had found the book while he was still here. I did support him well, the best I could with what I knew and it is important to me to learn as much as I can to support my friends and others that are still here dealing with it every day.
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Theresa M.
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Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2017
I have PTSD and if anyone talked to me like this book recommends, wow. D-O-N-E
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Lorelie Rogers
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The person with PTSD must learn techniques on how to relieve some of the symptoms and those that love him need to learn how to l
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2016
A must read for the families that live with someone suffering from PTSD. I could clearly see my son on the pages of this book. PTSD is life long. The person with PTSD must learn techniques on how to relieve some of the symptoms and those that love him need to learn how... See more
A must read for the families that live with someone suffering from PTSD. I could clearly see my son on the pages of this book. PTSD is life long. The person with PTSD must learn techniques on how to relieve some of the symptoms and those that love him need to learn how to live with PTSD as well. Good luck to all involved. Hopefully, families can stay together once they all learn about PTSD and the coping techniques. Love to you.
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Enterprise
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It explains a lot. But you are at mercy of others ptsd
Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2021
I did not like it at all, im a very caring and affectionate person. However i understand ptsd, but for me and this will sound harsh, it is not worth it. It killed me inside and destroyed me over and over trying with someone who has ptsd. The trauma was from thier... See more
I did not like it at all, im a very caring and affectionate person. However i understand ptsd, but for me and this will sound harsh, it is not worth it. It killed me inside and destroyed me over and over trying with someone who has ptsd. The trauma was from thier childhood and had nothing to do with me. I loved and cared so much for the person, but ptsd is bad. I advise leave, let them work it out. There is nothing you can do, but slowly destroy yourself over time. This book does not offer any solutions, save your money, nothing you can do. If you are an affectionate person, run!
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Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2016
We have struggled with relationship issues related to PTSD for 10 years. It is a breath of fresh air to be able to see hope for us. We were at the end of our rope before reading this book. Absolutely worth every penny and more.
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Heathen
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Highly recommend: saved me and my marriage
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2021
This book helped save my marriage; it''s insane just how accurate and clarifying this book is to those that love us AND ourselves! I learned, and so did my husband.
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Enlightening
Reviewed in the United States on December 23, 2020
Gives good examples of how to communicate and process situations from different perspectives. Wish I had read this several years ago.
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Fergus
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Some benefit
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2020
from reading this but there are better books.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 18, 2017
An excellent book that explains PTSD with great understanding.
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