Dating cops bad idea
Other studies suggest that approximately 34% suffer symptoms associated with PTSD but do not meet the standards for the full diagnosis. Most law enforcement officers gain cooperation from the people they are trying to arrest using only verbal commands. Gunshots don't sound the way they do on the firing range. How well or poorly the officer copes with stress, what else is happening in her life, how many other unprocessed traumas he has, does she have a concurrent condition like depression or substance abuse?When an officer is involved in a shooting, he will temporarily experience physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms. And then there are the external factors, often involving betrayal, slanted media reporting, rejection by the community and lack of support from the officer's agency.
Policing is a complex profession, far more complex than most people understand.This is thanks, in part, to your excellent comments and questions from the audience.As such, some of the comments (which I have preserved) bring up points that I have since addressed in this revision.What other job requires you to be combat ready at the same time you are called upon to be a counselor, a priest, a lawyer, and a social worker?What other profession authorizes you to use deadly force and then mandates that you attempt to save the person you just tried to kill? It's hard to sleep, to stop thinking about the shooting or to engage in normal family activities.I would advise cops never to seek treatment where any records are kept.
Better to seek counseling in a anonymous support group. It takes more than a book, of course, but it's a start. Sometimes, fears about confidentiality are exaggerated and based on rumor.
For some they are sufficient but officers with panic attacks, PTSD, nightmares etc.
I know I am being sneaky/snoopy by checking up on him to see how often her goes on the site (and he goes on often! It’s not like I’d call this guy my boyfriend already, I know it’s still early… Author’s note: I have expanded the content of this article since it’s original post (as I do from time to time).
I also wouldn’t even classify this as snooping, per se. You didn’t somehow break into and read his emails or texts.
You’re just seeing what he’s doing online and that information is freely available to the world.
Right off the top, you mentioned that you and he have agreed to be exclusive.