“I knew they would tell me to leave Simon, as I would them.
So I left for a two-month break in the countryside.
“I stop shaving and eating, and I withdraw from my friends.
The most upsetting thing is taking the anger out on Louisa. The last thing I want to do is upset someone I love.” Louisa felt she couldn’t talk to her friends about Simon’s angry displays.
I had to work out, alone, whether I could sign up to a life with Simon in the shadow of PTSD.” Where can couples like Simon and Louisa turn for help?