Spouses whose partners suffer from Post-Stress Traumatic Disorder (PTSD) often feel isolated and confused as they watch their beloved morph into a human they do not quite recognize or even understand.
Often, partnerships that were once blissful become havens of discord, anger, and heartache. Many relationships fall apart as the couple is thrown into a whirlwind of confusion, pain, and frustration as both partners now battle with their new reality.
Bent Not Broken provides hope, guidance, and inspiration for spouses of those brave troops who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is dedicated to all the strong spouses on the home front; those who must fight daily to triumph over this life and relationship altering disorder. The goal of Bent Not Broken is to shed light on the secondary traumatization effects experienced by those closest to the PTSD victim.
Author Anna Dowe delivers transparent, practical, inspiring advice for spouses immersed in the aftermath of their partner’s PTSD. Bent Not Broken is a heart-opening, educational look at the process of coping with and surviving a family member’s suffering from PTSD. Readers are provided with practical skills and workable tools, backed by modern research, professional insights, and real-life first and third person accounts.
These remarkably insightful stories from Anna’s personal accounts and those of other spouses, peer support staff, counselors, doctors, and psychologists will truly help you and your family find power, passion, and purpose once again, even after the tragedy of combat and war.
In the PTSD world, Bent Not Broken offers hope, strength, and courage for the spouses of PTSD victims, women in particular, by helping them gain control of their lives and rediscover self-worth, self-love, and self-compassion.
YOU WILL DISCOVER IN THESE PAGES…
- How you see yourself impacts how you see the world.
- Powerful decisions are never made without clarity of purpose.
- A burnt-out brain is a recipe for disaster.
- No worthy objective is attained in isolation.
- Your biggest goals will force you to face your insecurities.
- An unpredictable world is an untapped world, one waiting to be explored.
- Fear is the enemy of freedom.
- A sense of feeling heard, understood, and respected can go a long way.
- Direction and action are the keys to your new life.
- When purpose is unclear, anxiety will take its place.
- Allowing yourself to grieve is the fastest way to regain your strength.
- If you don’t look after yourself, your body will do it for you.
- How to find YOU again.