I am wondering if anyone else has had experience with dealing with their own PTSD symptoms causing problems with their relationships with their own children. I am 46 and I have only just been diagnosed with PTSD (8 months ago) from childhood neglect and violence, as well as other events that should have been dealt with decades ago. Since diagnosis I had some hard but worthwhile conversations with my 3 children. It is clear that my 18 year old daughter has issues with her upbringing and our relationship. We have talked about some of my abuse and all of my behaviours that she always found upsetting and she feels like I wasn't able to be a mother to her because I was not emotionally present. Because of my angry outbursts, flashbacks, emotional triggers, dissociation etc our relationship has suffered so much and she and I are in a place where we are consciously doing the work of trying to rebuild our relationship. I have a great therapist and she is starting with her own soon. I know it will take her lots of time to trust me, she is very disappointed in me as a parent, and I am owning my part in this as much as I can - even though it hurts like hell because I feel like a victim too, but I was wondering if any other parent has managed to or is currently trying to do this. I desperately want this to be ok and am willing to do what it takes. Now that I know myself so much better, I look at her and can see how much I have messed up. I want to help us both heal.