Married to a veteran: When memories of past interrupt the present
Incorporating an evidence-based model of psychotherapy such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps resolves the reactivity. It assists both parties in reclaiming their lives. Recently, after completing treatment, a veteran said to me "I am home now!" In a follow-up session his spouse noted the amount of fun they regained in their marriage now that memories from the past had been resolved. Dr. Shapiro's book can give you a good overview of how EMDR can help. Individual veterans and a military couple volunteered to share their stores to help others. In addition, the book describes self-help techniques in detail as well as relationship advice. It also gives guidelines to decide if memory processing is a good choice for you. [Excerpt]
Original Work Citation
Hurley, E. C. (2012 February 19). Married to a veteran: When memories of past interrupt the present. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/e-c-hurley-phd/ptsd-veterans_b_1284627.html?ref=healthy-living on 2/19/2012
“Married to a veteran: When memories of past interrupt the present,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 23, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21278.