[LMB] Ekaterin on her own

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Wed Sep 13 02:01:31 BST 2017

On Sep 11, 2017, at 3:08 PM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 1:06 PM, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>> So, Ekaterin has started her widowhood. And she's decompressing from being
>> married to Tien for so long - it's almost like PTSD, she has to relearn
>> responses and rewire her instincts.
> Why -almost-??? Becasue there's no illness until it's officially diagnosed?
> Many abused women have symptoms of PTSD, to the astonishment of the people
> who did the research.  "they weren't in a war, why are they displaying
> these signs?"

The sperm donor's likely-but-undiagnosed bipolar disorder aside, he came out of WWII with PTSD. I think he married our mother in 1947, but I'd say that by the time I came along several years later, she was dealing with PTSD herself.

A. Marina Fournier
Saffronrose at me.com
You may very well think so, but I couldn't possibly comment.

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