I’m hearing that your ptsd is not that severe as you think we should all just suck it up and deal without even requesting that a loved one help us out.
I speak out of experience. (I don’t think you are.)
Really? I’m so glad you’re able to assess the impact of PTSD on my life based on my views on this thread. That you don’t think I speak from experience, seriously?
My PTSD arises from long term childhood neglect, emotional abuse, physical abuse, domestic abuse, rape and sexual exploitation. I also had a healthy dose of secondary trauma due to my work place.
At one point I was triggered by everything - loud voices, strong emotions, someone dropping a cup on the floor, my cat walking across the bedroom at night, children laughing, loud music, certain scents, foods, colours and peoples accents and the way they spoke. I’d dissociate so badly I would disappear for hours with no idea where I went or what I did. Someone could pass behind my chair at work and I’d be so triggered I’d have a seizure at my desk. I literally bounced from flashback to flashback for years before I knew what was going on with me.
I know what it is to fight triggers, I know exactly how bad it can be because I’ve been there in glorious technicolour. I have worked and worked on my recovery, I know about healing from PTSD because I’ve fought every single inch of the way to be where I am now. Thankfully I’m not in that place now but it’s not come easy to me, I didn’t have some kind of PTSD Lite, it’s not a badge of honour or a fashion statement for me and I’m very aware I could end up back there again.
And I still maintain that triggers are mine to manage, expecting people to stop ordinary daily activities because I find it hard isn’t acceptable for me, in my life. The OP can take that and do what she will with it. She asked for views and got a variety of which mine was one. I have no idea why you think that allows you to effectively challenge my “credentials” in terms of whether I have PTSD enough to form a valid opinion.
There’s no one size fits all here, not mine or yours but just because my life isn’t falling apart right now doesn’t mean that wasn’t the case at one point. I hold a different view to you, that’s all.
Edited to add
I notice you’ve removed the comments quoted above from your last post, my response to them still stands.