PTSD does not give us the right to be abusive to our loved ones. It’s not an excuse to shout and scream, or be verbally abusive, or physically abusive.
PTSD does involve anger, but our love for our loved ones, our understanding of what is acceptable behaviour, must remain more of a need, than our need to vent anger.
It isn’t our loved ones fault we have PTSD.
Our loved ones should not pay the price, for harm caused by others.
If anger is something we struggle with, it is okay to accept that, but we need to vent it safely, and not to others.
Get a punch bag, exercise, go to therapy to learn how to vent anger appropriately.
But, don’t use PTSD as an excuse for any level of aggression/abuse to others, because it is wrong and is exactly what increases stigma about PTSD.
Media already portrays PTSD sufferer’s as violent, crazy people – please don’t add to that.
If you are aggressive and abusive to other people, you are an abusive and aggressive person, who has chosen not to control it and chosen to vent it onto others and that is not okay.
Find ways to vent anger safely, appropriately and if you can’t, you need to remove yourself from people, until you have had the appropriate therapy to learn how.
Abuse is abuse and is never okay.