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What It’s Like Navigating PTSD Triggers While Dating

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If you have a trauma history, dating can be complicated. It can be more difficult to build trust with a new person in your life and it can take time to feel comfortable in your own skin around them.

A number of factors can cause dating to be complex if you have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to trauma. In my case, my PTSD stems from childhood trauma that included all forms of abuse.

I need space and time to adjust to the presence of someone new in my life. I also can have moments where my reactions to triggers are more intense, especially in the beginning of getting to know someone.

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