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How does PTSD affect the veteran’s relationships at home?

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can disrupt a veteran’s home life and family relationships. If you suffer from PTSD, you may feel numb and have difficulty expressing your emotions to your loved ones. You may pull away from them or reject their help. You may be edgy, irritable, easily startled, or quick to anger. All of these reactions can try the patience and understanding of even the most loving family. Even though you don’t mean to hurt or discourage them, your loved ones may blame themselves for not being able to help you.
 

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