FamilyOfaVet - Real world info about PTSD, TBI, & life after combat
FamilyOfaVet - Real World info about PTSD, TBI, & life after combat.

PTSD & Intimacy

Hundreds of articles exist on PTSD and how it affects relationships.  Frustration, anger,
and irritation are addressed over and over.  Isolation, how to try and continue your life, and
how to handle your kids are topics addressed across the web.  Recently, the staff of FOV
seemed to address either.  It’s the forbidden subject of PTSD.  We’ve already attacked the
other “forbidden” aspects,
secondary PTSD and domestic violence to name a few but now
we feel it’s essential to tackle a whole new world of PTSD problems:


Face it, your sex life probably isn’t what it once was.  Many vets with PTSD report that they
just aren’t interested with sex anymore because of depression, medication issues, and
other factors.  While no one on FOV staff is a sex therapist, we do feel uniquely qualified to
help others tackle this issue as we are dealing with it in our own homes.  

This new series of articles is going to tackle everything from his issues to her issues and a
few things in-between.  It is our sincerest hope that you will learn from this and be able to
take our suggestions to improve this very personal area of your life.

Articles in this series:

Rules of Engagement
Advice for Husbands
Advice for Wives

FREE Archived Recordings of Radio Shows We've Done on This Topic:

Here's an interesting article from WebMD about PTSD and how it impacts a couple's sex
life.  While the article isn't talking about just combat-related PTSD, it's notable that it points
out that 90% (WOW!) of couples in which a partner has PTSD report a lack of intimacy.  
So, if you consider the fact that we have at least 400,000 veterans out there with post-
traumatic stress disorder, that means 360,000 of them are struggling with a lack of intimacy
in their relationships.  That should keep all of us from feeling quite so "alone" is the fact
that our sex lives and drives may have taken a nose dive!

CLICK HERE to read the article from WebMD - "PTSD and Sexuality"
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