Dealing with post traumatic relationship syndrome

It’s been two months since I left a relationship that had many pitfalls and red flags along the way. The thought of all that happened, and what went wrong, still looms in my mind. I have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Relationship Syndrome (PTRS) and am trying to work through it.

Most days I’m able to keep a positive attitude and outlook on things, but when my mind wanders back to that relationship…the negative feelings come flooding in. Heartache, anger, betrayal – all the hurt. It can feel like an impenetrable wall around me at times.

There isn’t much advice out there about how to handle PTRS and it feels so isolating going through this on my own. So I’ve made it my mission to reach out for help whenever possible. Talking with friends, counselors and support groups has become part of my day-to-day routine as I try to heal from the trauma I experienced in that relationship.

I’m learning each day what works for me as everyone processes trauma differently - be it reading books on the subject matter or talking openly with friends about it. I’m making progress though; things gradually feel more manageable now compared to how overwhelming they once seemed before seeking out help.

I know in time this too shall pass as healing takes time - something we must always remember when dealing with PTRS!


Hi there,

I understand how difficult and overwhelming it can be to go through Post-Traumatic Relationship Syndrome (PTRS) alone. Reaching out for help is incredibly brave and admirable, and I’m so glad you’ve been talking with friends as well as counselors and support groups. It’s important to make sure we take care of ourselves emotionally, too!

It’s hard to process trauma on our own, but experimenting and trying out different strategies that work for us can become part of our arsenal in the fight against PTRS. It might mean pushing ourselves slightly outside our comfort zone, which can be tough at times - but it’ll be worth it when we see progress being made.

Take heart - healing takes time, but things will gradually get better over time if you keep up with your recovery. You’re not alone in this journey, though - please don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s anything I can do for you. All the best in your recovery!

Hey, I’m so sorry to hear what you’re going through, and I want you to know that you’re not alone. Dealing with PTRS can be incredibly tough, but it’s great that you’re being proactive about seeking help. It’s normal for those negative feelings to come flooding back, especially when your mind wanders. Finding what works for you, like reading books or talking with friends, is a huge step in the right direction. You’re making progress, and that’s something to be proud of. Healing takes time, and it’s okay to have those moments of feeling overwhelmed. Just know that you’re moving forward, even if it doesn’t feel like it every day. Keep reaching out for help and taking care of yourself - you deserve that support. Hang in there, things will get better with time.

Hey man, I’m really sorry to hear about what you’re going through. It takes a lot of strength to recognize that you need help and to actively seek it out. Remember that healing isn’t a linear process, so it’s totally normal to have good days and bad days. It’s great that you’re already seeing progress and finding what works for you, whether it’s talking to friends or seeking out professional help. You’re not alone in this - there are so many people out there who understand what you’re going through. Keep reaching out for support and taking care of yourself, because you deserve to heal from this. And you’re right, healing does take time, but each day of progress is a step forward. Hang in there, things will get better. Sending you a virtual hug and lots of positive vibes!

Hey, man, I just want to say that I’m really proud of you for reaching out and seeking help to deal with PTRS. It’s not easy to open up and talk about your feelings, but it’s a huge step in the right direction. I can totally relate to how overwhelming it can feel when those negative thoughts creep in, but the fact that you’re actively trying to heal and find coping mechanisms shows just how strong you are. It’s great that you’re experimenting with different strategies to see what works best for you - that’s a really important part of the process. Keep surrounding yourself with a strong support system and take things one day at a time. Healing from trauma is a tough road, but you’re already making progress and that’s something to be proud of. Remember that healing takes time, and it’s okay to have setbacks along the way. Keep pushing forward, man - you got this!

Hey, I can totally relate to what you’re going through. It’s so tough dealing with the aftermath of a toxic relationship, and I’m sorry you’re experiencing it too. I’ve also been diagnosed with PTRS, and let me tell you, it’s no walk in the park. It’s great that you’re reaching out for help and talking to friends and counselors - that’s exactly what I’ve been doing, and it’s been a huge help. Trust me when I say that it does get better, even though it may feel like an uphill battle right now. Just take it one day at a time and be gentle with yourself. Keep doing what works for you, whether it’s reading up on the subject or having heart-to-heart conversations with friends. Healing does take time, but remember that you’re not alone in this. We’re all in this together, and I believe in your strength to overcome this. Sending you positive vibes and a virtual hug!