PTSD - how much does the lay person really know? How visible and recognizable are the signs to the average person?
Two years after Eric rescues Abby from a sex trafficker, everything seems fine. At first. It's when their baby boy is born that Eric notices something seems a bit off. Then he tells Abby that instead of shipping out in 3 months, he's shipping out in a week.
Abby hasn't told Eric about the nightmares. That she doesn't sleep very much when he's not there. That she only feels safe when he's there. She doesn't tell him that she feels isolated and that there's no one she feels she can ask for help - that she's been told that military wives don't tell their husbands that anything is wrong at home so they don't worry about something they can't do anything about thousands of miles away. Not even when Eric's best friend and his wife live right next door.
After Eric deploys, Abby starts having blackouts and thinks she sees her abuser in a busy shopping mall. One night she disappears from her home....
Poor Abby didn't only have PTSD, she had Post Partum Depression thrown in for good measure! Just how much to you want to throw a one poor young woman?! The questions become does she finally get the real help she needs? What about her family? Her marriage? I cried and I cheered - it was worth it!