What Is Normal For PTSD?
I think the bigger question is, what is normal and normal for whom?
Is it normal to stay up late night watching Netflix, or is it normal getting up at 4 to head to the gym, so you feel good about yourself?
Is it normal to have 4 or 5 drinks 3 days a week with friends, or is it normal to only have 1 drink on a Friday night because to have any more lets Jekyl loose and you would rather be Dr. Hyde (because Jekyl is a total prick at times)?
Is it normal to want to go out to crowded places with hundreds of people you don’t know, or is it normal to want to spend quality with people you love and trust, even if it is only half a dozen or so?
It all depends on who you are, what you need, and what you like.
For those of us with PTSD, we face an event, a tragedy, a trauma that changed the way we view and walk through the world forever. Accept it.
The day I came to accept that John 1.0 as gone forever and started to accept and embrace John 2.0, was the day I began to get a handle on who I had become and what I needed to start living well with PTSD.
In my book #dealwithit – living well with PTSD, Melissa and I talk about the journey I took and the things I had to learn and accept in my journey to recovery.
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