I had a great time talking with Malori from Living a warrior life I LOVE what her blog is about and the meaning behind the name. She define’s a warrior on her blog by adding from Dictionary.com’s definition of warrior, which is a person engaged or experienced in warfare, a soldier, which is what most military spouses do. My husband is in the Marine Corps and has been on MANY deployments, I lost count. I love what Malori adds to the second definition of warrior, she states from dictionary.com, a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage or aggressive. I Believe as military spouses we show great vigor, courage and aggressiveness, when we are placed in crazy situations and have to pick up, what little pieces are left and make a home, or create a career when there are no other options, when you are living overseas and can’t speak the language to go places, have to tons of research to find the right doctor for your kids, trying to make the home front a home is no easy task.
As spouses we may not have gone to Iraq or places like that but keep a good attitude in spite of different circumstances, can qualifies us to be called warriors as well! Malori shares her experience on how she dealt with her husband’s PTSD.
As she tells the story, looking back to when she discovered how different her husband was acting, after coming back from deployment, she began to blame herself during this process.
During this time she and her husband were engaged.
She explained they got married and then he deployed again!
While her husband got deployed again with PTSD, she began to seek out help from an organization called: Hope for the home front
– She goes into the struggles of dealing with PTSD in a marriage with no support
– She found help with a community of military spouses
– This helped her know that, it’s not your fault
– Also talking with other spouses dealing with their husband about PTSD
She explains what has helped her and her husband deal with the stresses of PTSD. Essential oils have helped them both and are now thriving in their marriage. Disclaimer, she also mentions that essential oils is not a cure-all, this is something that has helped them and she wants to pass this on to others who are looking for help.
She shares her blog: Living a warrior life
Military life, nutrition (Healthy eating and fitness) and Essential oils.
To someone who is lost and needing hope, when dealing with PTSD in the marriage
– It’s ok, to not be ok
– You can’t change everyone, except yourself
– Take care of yourself
She shared on a her blog, how open she was on the subject of PTSD, here are some of the posts she wrote about:
Part 1- PTSD-An Introduction
Part 2- PTSD- Steps to a better Future
Part 3- PTSD- Erasing the Stigma
Get in touch with Malori
Here’s where you can find out more about Malori and the essential oils
If you or anyone you know dealing with PTSD and need help, PLEASE reach out and get help, here are some resources to help you along the way to getting better.
– Veterans and families
– Malori mention, for spouses looking for support: Hope for the Homefront
– Help Guide: Coping tips, Symptoms and treatment
– CombatTrauma: (Here is a FREE copy of resources he recommends) From Dr. Chapman- 5 Love Languages military Edition