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Matters Of the heart

Post by ThePhuckStopsHere » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:24 am

Just finished this weeks episode of The Walking Dead . In the ZPAW , would any of you to avoid the predicament that Lori , possibly Andrea and ( forget her name ) glenns main squeeze face and practice abstinence due to the state of things? If you are able to procure birth control , being that it isn't 100% effective would you risk it?
Let's just imagine you are in a semi safe location , but you are regularly surprised by walkers and have to be on guard 24-7 . Would foreplay and heavy petting etc be enough to keep your relationship strong on all levels ? What if your spouse needed more and always tried to get you to go further , putting stress on your living conditions.
Afterall , in this situation you will already be under complete and total stress daily , what happens when your physical outlet is invaded by that same fear ?
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Post by TacAir » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:45 am

TV does NOT = anything close to reality.

In checking some 2 dozen websites that deal with post-disaster psychological issues, I found this one to have the most cogent listings for issues often having an effect on the surviving population.

Common Traumatic Stress Reactions (modified from Disaster Mental Health Response Handbook, p. 28)

Emotional Effects

•shock
•terror
•irritability
•blame
•anger
•guilt
•grief or sadness
•emotional numbing
•helplessness
•loss of pleasure derived from familiar activities
•difficulty feeling happy
•difficulty experiencing loving feelings

Cognitive Effects

•impaired concentration
•impaired decision making ability
•memory impairment
•disbelief
•confusion
•nightmares
•decreased self-esteem
•decreased self-efficacy
•self-blame
•intrusive thoughts/memories
•worry
•dissociation (e.g., tunnel vision, dreamlike or "spacey" feeling)

Physical Effects

•fatigue, exhaustion
•insomnia
•cardiovascular strain
•startle response
•hyper-arousal
•increased physical pain
•reduced immune response
•headaches
•gastrointestinal upset
•decreased appetite
•decreased libido **** (that means low sex drive for the folks living in Rio Linda)
•vulnerability to illness

Interpersonal Effects

•increased relational conflict
•social withdrawal
•reduced relational intimacy
•alienation
•impaired work performance
•impaired school performance
•decreased satisfaction
•distrust
•externalization of blame
•externalization of vulnerability
•feeling abandoned/rejected
•overprotectiveness

Although many of the above reactions seem negative, it must be emphasized that people also show a number of positive responses in the aftermath of disaster. These include resilience and coping, altruism, e.g., helping save or comfort others, relief and elation at surviving disaster, sense of excitement and greater self-worth, changes in the way they view the future, and feelings of "learning about one's strengths" and "growing" from the experience (Disaster Mental Health Response Handbook, p. 28).

Disasters affect people is different ways, almost all negative as noted.

If you don't know where your next meal is coming from, getting your ashes hauled is the least of your problems...

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Re: Matters Of the heart

Post by BigDaddyTX » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:48 am

I don't see the problem, just wrap it up. Somehow that works for people who don't want kids but aren't on the pill all the time.
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Post by TacAir » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:54 am

BigDaddyTX wrote:I don't see the problem, just wrap it up. Somehow that works for people who don't want kids but aren't on the pill all the time.
As suggested by The Fugs in their (Live at the) Filmore East album?
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