Hi. I was just diagnosed with PTSD yesterday am. It makes sense. I was sexually abused most of my teen years by my father's best friend. My father just shined it on when I told him. Now after 30 some years, it is really starting to affect my life. I mean, it has always affected my life but I didn't really pay attention or didn't want to pay attention. Now my insides are screaming for help. I have been on different depression meds off and on for years. I even think I am a sexual addict. My therapist tells me that this will take years to work through but dealing with the sexual abuse will help with the other things going on in my life. I believe her and trust her. I have never felt this way with any other therapist. After talking with her for awhile, I do believe this is my life. I am always looking for support from others and they only way I know how is through sex. I have two boys and am happily married but my marriage is strained. We will be going through counseling as well as my PTSD therapy. I can't express my feelings because when I tried with my father, it went nowhere so I keep them in until I blow. Usually my kids suffer because I blow by expecting them to be perfect, or perfect to my standard. My husband suffers too. We just fight then. I also have terrible nightmare, per my hubby, and I don't remember them. Also, I think I might be a little bipolar. My therapist says maybe and we will deal with it in time. I will be working in a book titled "The PTSD Workbook". Has anyone worked with this book? I am excited and nervous. I even more scared. I think I have a great support network but very new that I need to work on that. I am so glad you are all here to talk with. I wish you all well and hope I do well with my therapy.