Financial problems making PTSD worse.
Organized by: Chad Moden
I served in the Army for 6 years and was deployed to Iraq in 2007. Since I got out it has been a constant struggle trying to provide for my family on a 80% disability rating. I tried working and it is extremely difficult dealing with my triggers from PTSD. I also enrolled in college and attended for 2 years and I was unable to remember the information no matter how hard I pushed myself. Now I feel I have to face the fact I can not eliminate my debt on my own. We have 2 kids and my wife does a great job taking care of them and dealing with my mental problems. She takes care of the kids, does alot around the house, and allows me to remove myself from the family if I have an episode, because I need my space some times and we don't have the money for a babysitter it would be challenging for her to maintain a good job. As of recently we have been on edge with one another because of our debt and I am getting more and more depressed feeling like a failure. I know we could manage all our monthly bills and have a solid relationship if our debt was out of the way. Thanks for your time and I will greatly appreciate any help I can get.