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WarmMuddle
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“It really is hard living inside my own head, but there’s no excuse for spreading the pain around to my loved ones.”

From my own work with PTSD I’m betting you’ve done hard work – awesome job!!!

How do I get my husband to realize the pain the rest of us are feeling is a healthy reaction to his unhealthy behavior?

The fact that you appreciate your spouse’s help is also key! Mine is annoyed when anyone gives him any kind of reminders or help. I stopped doing it, But the rest of our family started and he’s annoyed with them, too. If he thanked me for any of the ways I try to help or even just acknowledged the ways his ADD affects me this would be a completely different story.

Thank you for your perspective!