Learning to survive and thrive in life when your family is struggling with PTSD (Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder) can be difficult.  Many things other families take for granted -
going out to eat in a crowded restaurant, taking vacation in unfamiliar places, watching
fireworks, having dinner parties, etc. - now have to be adapted.  Some of these changes
will be made forever, some will only be made until your Veteran gets a better handle on
living with PTSD.

All of the pages below give you real-world ideas for helping your family successfully
navigate in your "new" world.  One note of caution - please don't think that these coping
skills will help you "fix" your Veteran.  They are only going to help you and your family cope
a little bit better.  The only way your Veteran will improve is by seeking counseling, finding
medications that work (if needed), and making the decision on his/her own to improve and
learn to live successfully with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Day-to-Day Skills for PTSD Households

PTSD & Suicide - One Couple's Story

Searching for "Normal" - Ideas to Make Life Easier

Dealing with "Nina" (Better Known as Your Nosy Neighbor)

Dealing with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in the Workplace

Coping Skills for the PTSD Spouse

Helping Children Understand PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

How to Handle the Weeds of PTSD

Protecting Your Perimeter (Dealing With Paranoia & PTSD)

Life Adaptations: How Technology is Your Friend

Marriage Tips for PTSD & TBI Families

VA Prescriptions: How to keep them organized, taken correctly, and filled on time!

Rockin' the Routine - Keeping a Routine to Keep Sane with PTSD & TBI

Understanding PTSD & How to Make a Difference

Helping Your PTSD Spouse: How to Handle PTSD Triggers in Social Settings

Understanding Combat PTSD from the Inside, Out (How PTSD Changes the Brain)

PTSD Symptoms: Clinical vs. Real World Terms

Learning to Communicate in a PTSD Relationship

Coping with PTSD - A Veteran's Perspective
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Real-Life Coping Skills for PTSD

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