It’s hard to know how to be there for someone in pain. Being a part of someone’s support system doesn’t mean pulling them out of whatever they are going though, it means sitting in it with them, and not leaving them alone.
It hurts to watch. When someone you love is in so much pain it’s visible in the dark circles under their bloodshot eyes, their tear stained shallow cheeks, and the way they now carry themselves, or worse, can’t.
I have PTSD, don’t get that backwards. If you also struggle, or know someone who does, and are looking for hope, I can tell you, it exists.