Loving someone with PTSD means that all their broken pieces fit perfectly into yours, creating a beautiful puzzle. Your souls mesh together and begin to heal the damage done by the past.You have a love that will last a lifetime and surpass the beauty of the stars in the sky.Your souls, newly joined, will refract light through the cracked edges in ways you never before thought possible. You see the world with a whole new pair of eyes. It is as if your vision has turned from black and white to exploding color.
There is no greater privilege than to be the one that helps your lover heal. You form a special connection that no one else will ever be able to understand. At times, it can be hard. It hurts to see them hurt and to know of their past. But if you stick by them, their joy becomes your joy as you watch them transform into a gorgeous butterfly right before your eyes.
To heal together is a marvelous journey. While mental illness brings about so much pain, there is no greater beauty than the beauty of recovery. And when two souls cling to each other during their own recovery process, the joy and love you receive is worth any challenge that loving someone with PTSD might bring. Because the person is not their trauma. They are a survivor; strong and beautiful, for the brightest of smiles have known the most pain.