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    Today, 03:01 AM
    i had a similar convo - not with father, but yeah. what i learned from it is that i gotta first figure out what exactly are we doing here. why is he asking me this question, and why am i answering it. does he genuinely wanna know why i have ptsd? is he doubting my diagnosis? whats going on, you know? cuz if he believes i have ptsd - the question comes across pretty insensitive. obviously it musta been a darn serious trauma, if it resulted in mental illness, so a little more tact would be more appropriate imho. and why am i asnwering him, do i wanna share my stuff with him cuz he loves me and cares and wants to know in order to support me? or do i wanna win the argument, prove him wrong, prove myself right, defend my character, show him that i indeed have valid reasons to have ptsd, etc? cuz if thats the case - it might work better to have my pdoc talk to him and confirm the diagnosis, without going into details. if he doubts i have ptsd - let him hear it from my doc, you know, that would be a lot more convincing than sharing tmi with him in the heat of an argument. i mean, if i were having a urinary tract infection and he was doubting it - i wouldnt be showing him my infected urethra, to prove the point...
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