My story began a couple of years ago, as my evening ended in typical fashion. Doors were slammed, names were called, and I’d lost track of what we were even fighting about. His anxiety was through the roof, and I needed someone…anyone…to listen to my side of the story.
I want you to know, you’re not alone too.
What You Will Find Here
Resources and tools to help you and your family navigate through the diagnosis of PTSD
Ways to destress and take care of yourself
Tips to keep your marriage healthy and strong
Encouragement for the days nothing seems to be working
Amanda Snodgrass, Founder of The Post Traumatic Wife
A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
I am a Christian. I will reference Bible verses here and there, and I will talk about how my faith has helped me through my journey. I do not expect you to believe the same things as me, and I will not get preachy, but realize, it will show up from time to time.
I love my husband and will do whatever I can to keep our marriage strong. You will never hear me use PTSD as an excuse for divorce. However, I do believe in setting healthy boundaries. Always make sure you and your family are safe.
I love to laugh, and laughter, I believe, is the best medicine. Talking about PTSD sucks sometimes! So, you will see me interject humor, sarcasm, and one-liners on the occasion. OK, who am I kidding? It will be pretty frequent.
I am not perfect, nor do I pretend to be. My journey is never complete, but I want to come alongside you and walk this journey together. My mission is to share where things went right or wrong, to lighten the load a little, and let you know there’s someone who understands.
Finally, my life 8 years ago was a mess. I was desperately searching for the man I married prior to deployment. But, I know God can take your past and use it for good. He can take something so broken and repair what seemed impossible to fix. That’s why I’m here today.
We all have our rough moments, especially in the beginning, but I promise, it can get better, and we’ll get better together.