By the time my marriage ended, I had fully fledged Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Learning about it, and how to recover from it, has left me with piles of information, books, and other resources that I am trying to organize into a usable format so that I will be able to help others.
My marriage took a serious turn for the worse in 1997. It was an abusive marriage from the beginning, but it took me a long time to realize it. We tried marriage counseling (NOT recommended for marriages where there is abuse!!) but nothing helped. It was impossible to explain what was going on at home; I felt completely alone except for God. One day after a particularly upsetting counseling appointment (about ten years ago), I was flipping through a magazine and came across an article on PTSD. I had never heard of it. At the bottom of the article, there was a number to call for more information. I had every symptom on the list! One thing led to another, and eventually I found resources, agencies, websites, and training that I want to use in my own work with people. I know that God has led me this far, and He will continue to lead me along the path He has ordained for me to walk in.