Dating someone with ptsd military

19 Aug

Be proud to be dating a soldier who is serving our country and don’t let your legal status keep you from providing support to him and reaching out for your own support from other Army family members.

However, there is nothing that stops you from moving to the area where he is stationed.

You can just as easily rent an apartment in the same city as you can where you currently live.

I would also like to quickly mention something about wanting to go overseas with your BF. First, you’ll only have your tourist passport and can stay only three months at most.

Second, your BF will not get extra money (or housing), so you don’t want to be totally dependent on him…won’t even be able to go on base unless he signs you in and out every time…driver’s license, etc…spouses who are not sponsored would have trouble living overseas (and wouldn’t have any of these privileges either).

So it took months of sleepless nights and aggressive outbursts to realise what I’d taken on with Simon’s PTSD.” PTSD’s symptoms range from nightmares and hallucinations to anxiety and inability to control emotions, and is often accompanied by alcoholism and substance abuse.According to American statistics, one in five veterans of the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars suffers from PTSD.Louisa found that she could cope with Simon’s flashbacks.She also came to terms with quirks such as his need to sit with his back to the wall in restaurants and bars, scanning faces as they entered, for threat, as if he were back in the theatre of war. “There was an incident in January 2013 when Simon kicked me out of bed in the middle of an angry outburst.Suddenly he was back in the war zone with a gun in his hand and a woman in front of him, covered in blood.He squeezed my hand tightly and wouldn’t let go until morning.Living with Your Soldier It is true that you will not be allowed to live on post as an Army girlfriend.Until you are married, your soldier will not be authorized to have on post housing.