However, when dealing with PTSD, the definition of safety takes on a very different meaning.
I'm not advocating divorce though, sadly, that's sometimes the result.
They have too much adrenalin and it makes them less efficient, less effective, less able to control their behavior.
The wise wife of a Vietnam vet once gave me the same view and it literally changed how I reacted to my Vet.
Difficulty concentrating or focusing.
Survivors are not to blame for the crime committed to them by another person.
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This definition of safety is relative to a physical sense.
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Your friend or loved one may be embarrassed and inhibited.
You may be concerned that they will think badly of you, or that you might become upset when you talk to them.
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The male veteran with PTSD has a greater likelihood of being angry, aggressive, uncommunicative, secretly embarrassed and difficult to reach than the female with PTSD.
Your anger is going to be just as out-of-control and irrational as the vet's.