I hope I'm placing this in the right forum and that someone might be able to help me. I've read what I can find on the internet regarding PTSD but I'm looking for some input from those who may have been diagnosed.
I'm in love with a FF who is going through therapy for PTSD. I want to help but realize that there are limitations on what I can do for him. I am supportive and understanding when he needs his space however I am concerned with his inability to keep his anger at what I would call a "manageable" level when we have disagreements over small things. He gets very angry and uses language that he eventually apologizes for. He says things that he later admits he never really meant but obviously the scars remain for me.
Many times, I will suppress expressing my own feelings out of concern for him and his mental state. Its like walking on pins and needles and he says he doesn't want me to do this. However, its the only way we can maintain a somewhat happy level.
Does PTSD ever go away? I know memories linger but is this something that is cureable? I know that I am not the source of his anger but rather the outlet but it is so hard to not take these things he says personally despite the apologies. Can anyone give me any tips on things I should say or do to help get through these rough times?
Thank you for taking the time to read this...