“For the retired road construction foreman, coping with what he knew as “shell shock” was a private battle and one he didn’t admit to for more than 50 years. It was part pride, part shame.
“I didn’t want anyone to think I was a crybaby,” said Goode, 80, of Grovetown.”
My book goes into great detail on the consequences of not knowing about the symptoms of PTSD as happened for 6 decades in my family. Worse yet is having far more awareness on the subject today, and not seeking treatment at all. Living with PTSD is very painful. It is even more painful when family members are exposed and wind up with secondary PTSD, including the consequences of creating a completely disfunctional family culture as happened in my family. Don’t let this happen to you! Read the above article, and my book, along with all the resources and references available right now. Seek out treatment alternatives and solutions. Please don’t hesitate for the sake of your own quality life and that of your family…
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story