Most people don't even know I have PTSD. Most people would not suspect it, because I go to great pains to hide it. Sometimes people go through something minor and say "God, I have PTSD from that awful waiter". I seethe, and think how little they know about what it's really like.

I recently ended a 5 year relationship & am not sure when I can ever date again. Will anyone accept me? Can anyone get it? Or will they get that all too familiare wide-eyed kind of freaked out look in their eyes?

And most of all can I get myself? Help myself get over it? It sucks. I just want to be normal but I don't think that's in the cards. (thanks Mercury, this is cathartic).