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Trauma survivors with PTSD can sometimes have trouble with closeness and connecting with others.



The symptoms of PTSD can cause problems with trust, closeness, communication, and problem solving. These problems may affect the way the survivor acts with others. In turn, the way a loved one responds to him or her affects the trauma survivor. A circular pattern can develop that may sometimes harm relationships. This article from the National Center for PTSD is a great resource! https://www.ptsd.va.gov/family/effect_relationships.asp

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