Dating someone who is angry
"After agreeing [to a date] and chatting on the phone, something felt off," she wrote.
"He was too offbeat and I began to feel uncomfortable.
With the right support from friends and family, though, your loved one’s nervous system can become "unstuck" and he or she can finally move on from the traumatic event.
It’s common for people with PTSD to withdraw from friends and family.
Your loved one’s nervous system is “stuck” in a state of constant alert, making them continually feel vulnerable and unsafe.
This can lead to anger, irritability, depression, mistrust, and other PTSD symptoms that your loved one can’t simply choose to turn off.
The woman, who goes by the username Ms Messy Clean, shared the Tinder meltdown on Tuesday, first spotted by Cosmopolitan.
Knowing how to best demonstrate your love and support for someone with PTSD isn’t always easy.
You can’t force your loved one to get better, but you can play a major role in the healing process by simply spending time together. It can be very difficult for people with PTSD to talk about their traumatic experiences. Instead, let them know you’re willing to listen when they want to talk, or just hang out when they don’t.
Some of the things your loved one tells you might be very hard to listen to, but it’s important to respect their feelings and reactions.
If you come across as disapproving or judgmental, they are unlikely to open up to you again.