“My partner has told me how isolating it is to suffer from her CPTSD she got from her ex. I know it’s tough for her to find support since psychologists are beginning to explore its effects more and more, but she has support out there.
It’s even tougher to support someone suffering from CPTSD or PTSD with almost no resources out there for a partner or family member.
Finding a group where there are others who also have to deal with the hidden repercussions of damage done by someone else to the person you love and care about, who have done something that would barely have caused a wave in a relationship with someone without PTSD but instead has turned into a traumatic event for the person you love and your relationship, and where people who are in the group are here with a ‘I’ve dealt with that too and here’s how we got past it’ really helps take the weight off and helps with the feeling of being in this alone.
Glad I found this group!” ~ James
Partners to Survivors with Complex Trauma is for anyone in an intimate relationship with a survivor: partner, spouse, girl/boyfriend, fiance, separated or divorced.
This group is designed to fill in the gap of support systems for partners. The group provides a safe, supportive, and trauma-informed forum for regular interaction with those of us who love and care for survivors. Read about it here Why We Need Stronger Supports for the Supporters of Adults with Complex Trauma.
Frequent topics of discussion:
- The ‘push-pull’ relationship dynamics
- Coping with a partner’s dissociation
- When the survivor-partner has child parts/alters
- Accessing trauma-informed therapy for the survivor, the partner, children
- When a partner feels excluded from the therapeutic process
- Isolation and loneliness
- Termination of a relationship
- Confusion over a survivor’s symptoms
- Comorbid symptoms (depression, anxiety, bipolar)
- Misunderstanding and minimization by family, friends, society
- Parenting a special needs child when one partner is a survivor
- Holiday stress
- The impact of a parent’s trauma on children
- Financial stress
Please follow the link to join.