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This is something new, so we'll try it and see how it goes. To increase the odds that it goes well, though, let's establish and abide by a basic ground rule: Treat others posting as you would like to be treated. In other words, politely beg to differ, and then move forward and make your own point versus attacking the other person. Remember, people will be more receptive to what you have to say--and hopefully be helped by it--if you can make your points without saying things in ways that might offend others or cause them to become defensive. This is another way of saying that if you feel the least inclined to engage in such behavior, skip the personal attacks, bad language, spamming, posting anything that is illegal or could create legal problems in either the United States or your own country if you aren't a United States citizen, and everything else that you know shouldn't be engaged in. Strive to be your highest or best self--even if you normally try to keep this side of you stuffed away and hidden. Now is the time to let it shine.

Remember, since I am about helping people to improve their relationships through such means as respectful communication, can we try and ensure that the discussion here models this? If it doesn't, I might be forced to remove this forum. That said, I indeed hope that this works out well, and you all benefit from what each other has to say.

By the way, if you know of someone who could be helped by learning how to have a good relationship despite the fact his or her partner is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, consider buying "The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship." You'll find a page at this site that talks more about the book and provides a purchase link.


Dr. Diane England