Category: Complex Trauma

Why the answer ‘I don’t know’ is helping me understand my partner’s dissociative disorder

Why understanding 'I don't know' is helping my relationship with my survivor-partner Heather Tuba @heathertuba dissociation

There’s a recurrent conversation between my partner and me. It goes like this. . . Me: “Why are you doing that?” or “Why didn’t you do that?” Him: “I don’t know.” Me: “What do you mean…

Five quotes to help make sense of my partner’s complex PTSD

Five Quotes to Help Make Sense of My Partner's Complex PTSD Heather Tuba @heathertuba PTSD

Making sense of complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is hard. As a partner to a man with C-PTSD, I struggle. Some things just don’t make sense. When I discover a clear quote that summarizes a key…