Families can be impacted by a loved one’s trauma in many ways. Often family members are also affected from exposure to the trauma second hand or due to the emotional and behavioral changes in their loved ones.
How does PTSD affect families and loved ones?
When family members reach out to help, they are sometimes ignored or rejected.
People who have suffered trauma oftentimes dull their emotions and feel detached from others. They sometimes distance themselves from others and their own thoughts of the traumatic event. They do not do this on purpose.