Canada Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Avoiding The Wedding

Posted by Paul Smith | Apr 14, 2017 | Canada Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | 0 |

For people living with PTSD, Avoidance is a symptom as well as a coping mechanism. It’s a way to limit distressing experiences. Things like memories, thoughts, or feelings that are closely related to a traumatic event. These reminders can include sounds; smells; physical symbols; exposure to people, places, or things connected with the past traumatic event too.

In the below edition of Canada Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, it’s a regular event in the life of a person living with PTSD with the hope that your friends and loved ones understand what you’re going through.

 Canadian rockies postcardCanada Post Traumatic Stress Disorder | Avoiding The Wedding

Dear Chris,

Thanks for the invite but unfortunately I can’t attend your wedding.

The location just reminds me of things I don’t wish to think about. 

Waterfalls might trigger me and I’d rather avoid it all together.

I’m sorry if my absence will upset you but it’s the reality of my life now.

Love, Paul

P.S. Nobody likes your future wife and they’re too scared to tell you.

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BOOK SHELF

Below are some curated books for those suffering with PTSD, as well as books for loved ones about Communication and use of Vocabulary. All come highly recommended by the Massive Phobia staff.


About The Author

Paul Smith

Paul Smith (not to be confused with the designer) is just a regular guy from Toronto, whom at one time was a soldier in the Canadian Army. After his discharge, Paul showed an aptitude as a traveling salesman (after he was let go from the Travelodge in Saskatchewan) for various products that have been seen on the Home Shopping Network. He feels the freedom of traveling across the beautiful lands of Canada help with his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and related issues. He's a big fan of the Best Western Hotel Chain, Post Cards, Word Searches, His Nephew, Baked Goods, and His Old Friends That Understand/Accept Him. His dislikes include his Sister, Fireworks, Weapons, People Who Laugh Without Opening Their Mouths, Babies, Google Glass, White Chocolate, and The Sound Tennis Players Make When They Hit A Ball.

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