By: Stephanie Kirby. Medically Reviewed By: Laura Angers. Yes, someone with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD can have a fulfilling relationship. There are many people with PTSD who are in relationships. However, it does require understanding from the partner.
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When I was 9 years old, I was sexually assaulted by someone my family trusted. When I told people, no one believed me. No one did anything about it either, so I just assumed I had done something to deserve it. My body, one that developed a little too early, and my personality-- the kind that had a smart mouth who'd grown up around two older brothers, had clearly done something to ask for it, right? The world's non reaction to my assault told me one thing loud and clear: this was something that just happens to women and then we don't talk about it. I felt embarrassed for bringing it up at all. I got quiet after that for a very long time.
Every new relationship has its ups and downs. It takes time to get to know someone really well, so you need to be patient and listen to what your partner has to say. PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder, meaning that it can occur for anyone that has experienced or witnessed some type of traumatic event. Common events that lead to PTSD are natural disasters, war, serious accidents, rape, or assault. However, this condition is not limited to only those specific events because it could really be caused by any type of event that was traumatic to that individual.
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