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The Do’s and Don’ts of Communication and PTSD/TBI

These go for both the significant other with PTSD/TBI and the significant other without…

DO always tell your significant other how you feel or your point of view

DO take a break to calm down or think about things if either of you need to

DO think before you speak

DO practice patience

DO use the term ‘WE’ more than ‘YOU’ or ‘I’

DO remember timing is everything

DO seek counseling, education, or other resources for learning to communicate better

DO overuse the term ‘I love you.’

DO trust your significant other

DO be aware of your tone of voice

DO listen.

DON’T ever raise your voice or say hurtful or condemning things

DON’T interrupt each other

DON’T give up on communication even if the other party is struggling to communicate effectively or at all

DON’T get frustrated

DON’T beat around the bush

DON’T keep secrets about your emotions or feelings (actually don’t keep secrets period.)

DON’T forget vocal expression is not the only form of communication

DON’T use PTSD or TBI as a label for your significant other

DON’T ever stop working on your communication

DON’T push your significant other to talk when they aren’t ready to

DON’T bring up subjects you know bother your significant other unless it is necessary (this is mostly for the significant other without PTSD/TBI.)

DON’T assume you know what the other person was trying to express. If you aren’t positive always ask.

Additional website you can go to for information about PTSD/TBI






WARRIORS, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS:
If a warrior is having problems,
Thinking of Suicide,
PLEASE

Call the Veterans Crisis Line
1-(800)-273-8255 and Press 1
 
 
 
"Getting help is not a sign of weakness;
it is a sign of strength.”


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