Tuesday, August 13, 2013

one of those days

Today has been not one of our best. I could feel the tension rising for the past week and we've not mastered the art of diffusing situations before they become a problem. We certainly know what to do, we've been told many times but still can't pull it off.

My Mr has been withdrawing all week and communication has been difficult at times. The level of irritation increasing. All signs that all is not well.

Sometimes I'm good at being calm and understanding then there are others when with everything else going on in life I get cranky, easily. Just human really.

We are both as stubborn as one another so the arguments can go on and on.

PTSD can be so destructive on relationships. We've taken a pounding.

Time to hug a pup I think.

How do you know when you're about to fall in a heap at home?

Do you have any strategies that you use when you can feel the tension rising or your partner withdrawing?


  1. Hi Mel, I came across your blog through Chantelle's (fatmumslim).

    I don't know much about PTSD, but I've been diagnosed with major clinical depression 10 years ago - the huge 'episodes' come and go. I know all cases are different from person to person, and I can only imagine what you and your husband are going through.

    I really do hope that he pulls through it, and I hope that you could continue to be strong, for your sake and his. As I said, I can only begin to imagine what it must be like for you. So I'll try and share a little of what I went through and learned: in the times that it seems so hard, and you can't see what you're even fighting for anymore, I hope that you remember that the person you fell in love with is still in him. I hope he remembers too.

    1. Hi Toni
      Thanks so much for your comment and for popping in to read my blog. I really appreciate your insight and I'm sure you have faced many struggles yourself. As you would probably know only too well living with depression can be isolating, lonely and a true roller coaster ride.
      Thanks so much for your encouragement. I hope to see you around here again and I hope you are taking good care of yourself.