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Welcome to the website of Diane England, Ph.D., a clinical social worker with other degrees as well in family studies and child development. She is the author of the self-help book, The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship: How to Support Your Partner and Keep Your Relationship Healthy. This book was designated as one of the "BEST BOOKS OF 2009" by the Library Journal.

While some authors have chosen to write about one mental health issue only, this is not the case with Dr. Diane England. As a result, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that, in addition to this website, she has three others. Since you will undoubtedly want to visit one or more of them since each has helpful articles and other things you’ll want to view, below is an over view of each of them—as well as the appropriate link.

PTSD Relationship

Not surprisingly, one website Dr. England has is associated with her book and hence, it deals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD and relationships. While some of the site is dedicated to such things as endorsements and reviews of The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship, Dr. England has also posted articles she has written about dealing with the “PTSD Relationship,” links to other sites that couples impacted by PTSD may well find helpful, and she also provides examples of books that couples may want to read which, while not necessarily specific to PTSD, could still provide guidance in dealing with others issues that can spring up in a relationship impacted by PTSD. Examples of such things would be communication problems, anger management issues, and additions. Then again, a partner may want to read about the impact of war on people if the PTSD sufferer developed this mental health disorder after being in the war zone. Thus, she recommends some books that tackle that topic, too.

Psychotherapists, working with couples impacted by PTSD who want to develop a psychoeducational support group to help them better cope in healthy ways, should be interested to know that Diane England has written and posted something especially for them at this site, too. It is a manual that tells how to use The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship as the foundation for an approximate twelve-session psychoeducational course. Because the book includes content, case studies, and exercises, it can easily be used for this purpose. In other words, someone wishing to develop such a group need not struggle to develop their own lesson plans. Dr. Diane England tells the therapist how to get the group rolling quickly and easily—as well as how to sustain it.

Click Here Now to Go to PTSD Relationship Website

Narcissism, Addictions, and Abuse

Before she began writing about PTSD and relationships, Diane England, Ph.D. was writing about narcissism, addictions, and abuse. She felt inclined to do so because of personal experience with this—she had been married to a successful professional who brought these issues into their marriage. She had initially been confused about what was transpiring—why, no matter how hard she struggled to do as he professed he wanted, she couldn’t seem to avoid his verbal abuse. But then, she did not understand the impact of pathological narcissism on a person’s world view and how that could result in a husband who was prone to engage in verbal abuse or emotional abuse or psychological abuse—while skipping the physical abuse, fortunately. (Dr. England had not yet gone back to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical social work. She did this after she married).

Dr. England knew there were other women out there like her who were struggling—confused and overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. So, perhaps she could shed some light on the subject in a way that these women could relate to and trust because indeed, she not only had the credentials they would expect, but she could write from personal experience? And so, thinking thusly, she developed a website with articles that provided some insight about the reasons for a partner or husband engaging in the verbal or emotional or psychological abuse that narcissists typically do.

The nest question that needed answering was what should the abused wife do about what she now realized she faced? What was the prognosis for this relationship filled with perhaps not only abuse because of the man’s pathological level of narcissism (most narcissists are men, by the way), but how could she take better care of herself—relieve herself of some of the anxiety that likely had become her constant companion, for example? Was there a way to make the depression lift?

In other words, was there a path that could ease the emotional pain and lead to healing? Not surprisingly, that led to here next website.

Click Here Now to Go to Narcissism Addictions Abuse Website

Codependency and Becoming Codependent No More

Dr. Diane England knew that there was--since she had walked it. Therefore, she wanted to introduce these women in emotional pain to this path—to this way out.

Now, Dr. England isn’t into blaming any woman for the verbal abuse or emotional abuse or psychological abuse that her narcissistic husband might continually submit her to. After all, no one is deserving of abuse, certainly. Nonetheless, this clinical social worker also knew that certain women are apt to both be attracted to narcissistic men, as well as to be attractive to them. Furthermore, these women were apt to possess characteristics or behave in ways which many in the self-help and recovery arena had come to label as codependent or co-dependent (since you’ll see the term spelled both ways). The problem was, if these women did nothing to become aware of their codependency issue and hence, failed to make changes, they could be attracted to one partner after another who was narcissistic. And since she knew these women did not want to lobe from one relationship to another filled with narcissism, addictions, and abuse—and indeed, these three so often arrive together—Dr. England decided to tackles this topic at its own website.

What is the primary secret to becoming codependent no more? Dr. England believes that it is necessary to turn inward versus looking to externals for a sense of self and personal well-being. This means that one must pursue not merely personal development—though this is a good start, certainly. Indeed, it is important to walk the pathway of spiritual growth, too. That said, Dr. England wants readers to understand that spirituality and religiosity are not the same things. So, even if you have been turned off by organized religion in the past, you should feel comfortable seeking healing through spirituality or spiritual growth.

Click Here Now to Go to Codependency-Codependent-No-More Website

Please, Don’t View the Trio of Narcissism, Addictions, and Abuse the Same as PTSD, Addictions, and Abuse

Which mental health issues are harming your relationship? If your loved one has developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD recently, for example, you are probably facing both a changed partner as well as a changed relationship. Like the woman who has a husband or partner who is verbally or emotionally or psychologically abusive because of narcissism and addictions, you may find yourself facing something similar. So, should you assume the things Dr. England has written about narcissism, addictions, and abuse also apply to your relationship—especially since your partner may seem so self-centered now? Or, on the other hand, should you suspect yourself of being codependent and hence, read about codependency?

No, you probably shouldn’t do either of these. Remember, narcissism and PTSD are different mental health issues. Yes, each can create some of the same types of issues in relationships. For example, a PTSD sufferer could become abusive—not only verbally or emotionally or psychologically, but physically as well. The partner could be in danger because of this and hence, may need to take action and leave until the PTSD sufferer receives sufficient treatment so that those PTSD symptoms either dissipate, or he or she can at least better manage them.

While these mental disorders may appear to have similar results, again, you need to remember that they stem from different mental disorders. That means they need to be treated and managed differently—including within your relationship. As you’ll learn at the website that deals with narcissism, addictions, and abuse, you probably shouldn’t hold out much hope that your narcissistic partner will seek help and ultimately change. However, if you decide someone recently diagnosed with PTSD is narcissistic and can not change, you may fail to support your partner in getting much needed help. You also may give up on a relationship that could have been saved.

Remind yourself that Dr. Diane England chose to write about different mental health issues and their impact on relationships because of her own personal interests—and belief that there is a need for such information. That doesn’t mean that everything you’ll discover she has written is relevant to you and what you face. Therefore, Dr. England encourages you to study only the site or sites relevant to you. Furthermore, as they say in twelve-step recovery programs for both those with addictions and their partners, “Take what you like and leave the rest.” After all, Diane England, Ph.D. is not trying to force anyone to believe certain things nor to take specific actions. That said, though, she also knows, as a licensed clinical social worker, that certain actions stand a greater likelihood of bringing you the inner contentment or happiness you are undoubtedly seeking.

Here’s wishing you the very best in the future!

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