Below you'll find some of the self-help books that have helped to inform my thinking over the years and hence, also influenced some of what I wrote in "The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship." Certainly, I have read many other books besides these, as well as numerous articles in professional journals that I'm not going to be listing here. But I thought I'd go ahead and provide links to some of the self-help books that I believe might be of benefit to you if you’re trying to cope with PTSD in your relationship. Then again, you may also identify books which you could recommend to a friend or family member since these books cover a myriad of topics--they aren't all about PTSD, in other words. And yet, again, most of them are cited in the Bibliography for "The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship."
You'll notice that many of the books I recommend have been around for a long time. Think of them as classics--time-tested approaches or information that has served people well for perhaps even decades. However, you'll also notice that I don't list that many books on PTSD even though that's what my own self-help book deals with. Why not? Well, because at that time, I had wanted to include a great deal of very up-to-date information on this topic and hence, it seemed a good idea to reference recent journal articles or other media based upon recent solid research. Of course, that isn't to say that any of the books I failed to list aren't great books with up-to-date information. I suspect most of them are.
Okay, there are a few books listed that I have not read. However, I have reviewed other books or articles by the same author. Therefore, I feel comfortable in listing these books.
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There are other self-help books that I recommend to people who are facing these rather than PTSD. Since I was writing about these topics before I ever wrote "The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship," let me refer you to my other websites that deal with these topics. One is www.NarcissismAddictionsAbuse.com. The other is www.codependency-codependent-no-more.com.
Please, remember as you study the list of books below, that you should not fall into thinking that the problems of addiction and abuse in the narcissist as essentially equivalent to those in the person who recently developed PTSD. With the former, we are essentially talking about someone who is disinclined to seek out treatment. But even if the partner convinces the narcissist to go for treatment, for example, he (most narcissists are men, and so I’ll use the male pronoun) is not apt to be receptive to whatever the therapist might say which holds him responsible for at least some of the relationship issues. However, you should hold out more hope if your partner suffers from PTSD. Of course, because the PTSD sufferer could become violent, you need to know how to protect yourself should this happen. For more information about this and other topics that are relevant if your partner has PTSD, go to my website, www.PTSDRelationship.com. But first, you may want to check out the books I’ve linked to below.