Hi everyone my names Lexi. I really don’t know how to use this since I’m pretty new but I would like to just talk to someone who maybe can relate to my situation I’ve been in since 2008. My dad has a severe case of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by going to Iraq in the military. If you don’t know what PTSD is, it’s something that screws with your brain after going through something traumatic. I’ve been dealing with my father for a long time now and haven’t been able to talk to anyone who really knows my situation. If I could find someone who understood maybe some of it, it may just help a lot. I’ve been going through this with my dad for so long I’m tired of having him so upset. He sometimes blames stuff on me when I haven’t even done anything. Just yesterday 05/09/18 he got mad because someone left his car windows open and he thought I did it so he told me to close them. This may not seem like such a big problem to people who don’t live with him, but when he’s screaming at u and you are so exhausted because u have been running around all day, you just want to cry. Thankfully my mom closed the windows but it hurts when he yells at me. In 9th to 10th grade the yelling and the hurt got worse. We would argue all the time over such little things. It would always end up in me going upstairs crying because I couldn’t handle him. Now today 05/10/18 I got upset because he began to drink alcohol again. He’s been sober for a couple months now and it crushes me to know he’s drinking again when he knows he shouldn’t. If anyone reads this and understands what I’m going through or knows someone who does please contact me. It would really mean a lot.

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  1. musicdriven 2 years ago

    Hi Lexi, my ex husband has PTSD and it terrified my children at times. I had to “handle” him I guess you would say. If you need to vent or talk. I’m here for you.

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  2. delane1 2 years ago

    Hi Lexii188, welcome to the tribes. ***hugs***
    i’m glad you reached out here. Of course, there are different forms/levels of PTSD, as i’ve been diagnosed with it, as well….
    Has your dad been through any form of therapy, that was detailed enough to notice there is something more going on? Sometimes, it does get shoved under a rug, and not actually dealt with like it should be. i’m sorry for all the problems it has caused you, personally. It can help to vent some, as well as get other people’s viewpoints.

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      lexii188 2 years ago

      He has gone through so many types of therapy tbh. He goes to groups, therapy with one person, he’s gone to the VA hospital. He’s gotten better since coming home in 2008 but he sometimes doesn’t want to go to his therapy

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  3. delane1 2 years ago

    Yeah, i can understand… You’re definitely not in an easy situation.
    Feel free to vent, msg, or blog as much as you need to! There’s got to be
    a reprieve for the pain. ***Hugs*** Is there anyone, other than your mom,
    that knows the extent of what’s going on with your dad? Have YOU spoken with
    anyone? (as in therapy of some sort)

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      lexii188 2 years ago

      I still go to therapy every month. My grandma probably knows almost as much as my mom knows about what’s going on with my dad, but other than them there really isn’t anyone who fully knows what’s going on with him. It’s so upsetting too because when u look back at how he used to be and how he is now, you just wonder how did this happen. How bad could it really have been for him to get PTSD.

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