Husband with PTSD, how to help him?
My husband is honestly the sweetest man alive. He was diagnosed a few years ago with PTSD, although he never had to go war for our country to get it. He had a much more personal war on the home front that gave him the condition. I love him with all my heart and soul, and I want to help him in any way I can, but I don’t know how to respond to him when he starts having an episode. He is really sensitive to smells, and I will admit I am not the best housekeeper. I am not a pig, but when he is having a stressful day, EVERYTHING stinks. He goes on cleaning frenzies, and if you interrupt him, he gets livid. It makes me really nervous and uncomfortable to see him like that, but I don’t know how to help him. I feel so helpless, and him flying around the house in a frenzy gives me a lot of anxiety too. I love him so much…does anyone else have this disorder too? What can people do to help you calm down?