Would PTSD put you off a new relationship?

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Just curious to see if somebody who opened up about having post traumatic stress disorder would put you off getting to know them or even put the brakes on a relationship going forward. Or should that person not open up perhaps?

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if i didn't have ptsd and gad myself i wouldn't be turned off no. it's not the telling that may turn a potential partner off; it's the symptoms that might affect the relationship. this is a large part why i don't date tbh. still working on myself.

having experienced it too i think being open about it is best. well, for me, it would be impossible to hide physically and if i tried to hide it behind another label i know i would feel resentful towards my partner, like i couldn't be honest about who i was (even tho it was my own fault for lying). OP i hope you're doing okay. tell your partner if you want the short answer
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Depends.

First date and no emotional attachment to this person prior? Possibly.

If I already have a connection with this person (ie friends first or after a couple dates) then it wouldn't be a deal breaker.
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Just curious to see if somebody who opened up about having post traumatic stress disorder would put you off getting to know them or even put the brakes on a relationship going forward. Or should that person not open up perhaps?

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Erm would depend how it might affect the realtionship
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Someone I know has PTSD and they opened up to their partner of 8 years and they’re still together. I think you should just be honest (or the person in question) with whoever it is. The symptoms are sometimes difficult for your partner to deal with, but I think they’d prefer if you were just honest.
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Just curious to see if somebody who opened up about having post traumatic stress disorder would put you off getting to know them or even put the brakes on a relationship going forward. Or should that person not open up perhaps?
No.

Disclosure is a difficult topic though for either relationships, families or workplaces.

If someone discusses mental health issues all the time or has a condition themselves, then I think they would say well no, wider society, not sure. Disclosure of PTSD is something I feel is starting to change very rapidly in society.
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