Marriage Can Last

by  |  September 14th, 2017 |  0 Comments |  Print


Linda was walking home from work one evening when she was mugged by a group of men. It was a violent attack and she was hurt quite badly – during the attack she was terrified and was convinced that she would be killed. Linda didn’t feel safe after the attack. She found it hard to sleep and would have nightmares about the attack. She would also often be reminded of the worst moments during the day. When she had a memory of the attack she would feel the same sensations of fear and pain she did at the time. Linda went back to work, but she felt scared to go out alone, and panicky around groups of men. She felt that her friends didn’t understand how she was feeling, and would get irritable about things that never used to bother her. She felt that she ‘shoud be over it’, and often thought to herself that she was weak and pathetic.

What is trauma?

Many of us will experience trauma at some point in our lives – an experience which is overwhelming, threatening, scary, or out of our control. Common traumas include:

  • Being in an accident, such as a road traffic accident
  • Being the victim of violence, such as being physically or sexually assaulted, imprisoned or tortured
  • Being in a life-threatening situation, such as a war, a natural disaster, or a health emergency
  • Witnessing violence towards another person, or witnessing death

Some traumas are isolated ‘one off’ events which are unexpected and happen out of the blue, other traumas might be expected and anticipated. Some people’s jobs make them more likely to experience or witness trauma, such as military or emergency service personnel. Children can experience trauma too, sometimes from the events above, or sometimes at the hands of people who are supposed to be their caregivers. Events which are more likely to lead to PTSD are those which are: experienced as more severe, are interpersonal or deliberate, are unescapable, or are repeated. Trauma that happens earlier in life often leads to more complex outcomes.

What is PSTD?

It is common to be affected by traumatic experiences. Victims of trauma might feel shocked, scared, guily, ashamed, angry, or vulnerable. With time most people get over their experiences without needing professional help. However in a significant proportion of people the effects of trauma can last for much longer. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.

What are the symptoms of PTSD?

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla in sapien a orci faucibus laoreet. Suspendisse interdum nulla in urna gravida, sed blandit enim mollis. Nunc maximus urna nec bibendum commodo. Sed mollis nulla lorem, sit amet faucibus eros malesuada et. Proin pellentesque tortor a elit fermentum pulvinar. Aliquam at aliquet risus, ac mattis eros. Ut blandit tellus sed facilisis pellentesque. Sed at dui pulvinar neque sollicitudin condimentum. In commodo massa sed arcu bibendum, vitae auctor ex condimentum. Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Donec eros metus, iaculis vel varius nec, interdum ullamcorper elit.

Phasellus in lectus sed lacus vulputate lacinia. Praesent molestie posuere nisl nec placerat. Vivamus quis ligula tellus. Nullam viverra vestibulum vehicula. Maecenas non vulputate enim. Donec aliquam viverra aliquet. Donec ultricies tempor nisi eget dictum. Sed ut nibh id diam accumsan eleifend. Praesent et tristique nisi. Nulla ultricies nunc id vehicula bibendum. Mauris posuere condimentum consequat.

Morbi in pharetra nisl. Praesent et volutpat leo. Quisque ac justo sit amet felis aliquet auctor sed et ex. Ut in mauris in turpis condimentum iaculis. Vestibulum nec consectetur massa. Curabitur metus massa, placerat sed ultricies et, dictum vel neque. Suspendisse laoreet leo a libero venenatis auctor.

Praesent facilisis, mi non fringilla bibendum, magna nulla scelerisque leo, id vehicula lectus metus vitae massa. Duis pulvinar quam dui, sed dictum risus malesuada eu. Vivamus lacus lorem, scelerisque in congue in, consequat eget nisi. Aenean sit amet mi condimentum, auctor velit et, posuere leo. Quisque nunc felis, tristique sed est non, ullamcorper egestas ipsum. Curabitur vel aliquet dolor. Donec pellentesque consequat sapien, ornare bibendum mauris. Aenean ac nunc nibh. Ut elementum metus erat, in feugiat ligula ullamcorper a. Aenean et placerat ante. Curabitur vitae turpis eu arcu feugiat vulputate ac ac justo.

Morbi dictum dignissim erat, eget pellentesque lacus. Nam dolor erat, ultricies condimentum odio vitae, ornare viverra metus. Fusce fermentum gravida interdum. Donec lobortis ullamcorper lorem. Quisque cursus purus quis nulla egestas ultricies. Fusce felis massa, cursus vitae scelerisque at, placerat sit amet lectus. In sed convallis mauris.

Catgeories: Counselling, FeaturedView other posts by:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Comments will be visible only to you until approved by the moderator.