When a partner, friend, or family member has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it affects you too.
PTSDisn't easy to live with and can severely affect relationships and family life. You may be hurt by your loved one's distance and bad mood, or you may have difficulty understanding their behavior, because they are less affectionate and more volatile. You may feel like you're walking on eggshells or that you're living with a stranger.
You may also have to take care of most of the household chores and deal with the frustration of a loved one who won't be honest. The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can even result in job loss, substance abuse, and other problems that affect the entire family.