Hi eljay, yes it is difficult and i know from my experience that it is very hard for my partner as well ... we constantly battle with my lows which in turn does obviously effect her as well.
As it goes for me I tend to really push all that love me , that i love aside when i'm down because i feel i'm hurting them with my lows.
I am starting to see this pattern for allot of people suffering a PTSD tend to do this ... (as we see ourselves as victims) its something we dont want the people we love to feel our pain ...
Unfortunately its a 2 edged sword ... and regardless of how hard i push i too have to realize that it hurts to reach out and feel helpless or rejected so i also from my own experience feel your pain ..I have to stop , do a reality check and realize my partner is in this also :) Just something I am learning to pay attention to (this might help your man to try to focus on, if he can .
EASIER SAID THAN DONE .. IN THE MIDDLE OF A LOW , EVEN THOUGH I THINK OF MY LOVED ONES AND KNOW THEY ARE THERE SOMETIME NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY I STILL HIDE AWAY FROM THEM AND THE WORLD :(
Gentle as the wind ... for the wind can move sand dunes :))) we still love those around us
There is a common ground though but your partner if he loves you must try to allow you to be there.
Thank you for your reply eljay , very kind of you indeed :)
All the best eljay hope life treats you guys kindly ,am here to share if either of you guys need a chat ... i'm on my own as my partner lives away so the chat is good for me