I don't live with someone who has it, but I have a little bit of PTSD myself. The birth of my first child was a little traumatic and it made me afraid for the birth of my second. The closer it got to his birth the more nervous and controlling about the experience I became. I would break down and cry because I was just SURE that I was going to end up violated, betrayed and let down again. I was so scared. I dealt with it by talking about it... a lot. With my midwife, my husband, and some ladies on here who understood. I didn't even realize how upset and traumatized I was by my daughter's birth until I was close to having my son. I think it's that way for a lot of PTSD sufferers... when you are close to experiencing what tramatized you again you get really nervous and upset.
My best advice if you're living with a PTSD sufferer... be understanding and listen. Good luck.
at 4:05 PM on Aug. 30, 2010