Being a PTSD caregiver is not an easy task. I know this all too well because I am living that reality. There are days when it feels like all hope is lost and other times when I feel proud of myself for the progress we have made. Taking care of someone with PTSD can be exhausting, but with patience and the help of those around me, I have come to realize that caring for a loved one is worth it.
It has been an emotional rollercoaster over the past few years, but I’ve done my best to stay focused on our journey towards recovery. We are taking things slow since everyone’s journey is different, but it’s encouraging seeing the progress made so far. There are still tough days that come with storms of emotions and memories, but we work through them together which gives us strength to move forward.
One lesson I’ve learned during this time as a PTSD caregiver is finding balance in life. It’s easy to get caught up in caring for someone with mental health issues and sacrificing your own wellbeing. So instead of doing everything and trying to control everything related to the situation, take steps back and ensure you take some time for yourself as well.
At the end of each day, no matter how tough it was, you need to remind yourself why you committed yourself to this cause. Caring for someone with PTSD requires resilience, patience and understanding which are all keys along our road to recovery together!