Looking for help for my girlfriend

My girlfriend seems to be suffering from PTSD from her troubled past relationship, where the guy beat her and threatened her with killing when she would report it to anyone.

This was some two years ago, after two years of abuse. She seems to have coped with it fine, except she sometimes jumps when I touch her - even the gnetlest of touches.

I think it may have also inhibited her in ways of making friends. I don't think she has anybody close, except for her family - who does not know anything about what had been happening.

The worst problem though is that she has insane nightmares, where she screams and shouts "no, no no please stop" or something like that. It is scary, and when she wakes up, she's totally scared for life and confused.

I think this is a delicate matter and I would like to ask for an advice on what to do. I have no details on the guy, but I know that she still runs into him once in a while on the street.

I am almost certain that it would be something for the police to solve, followed by psychologist. However, she does not want to admit she needs help. I haven't been pushing her into anything and am generally trying not to talk about it, because she starts shaking every time I touch on the matter.

Is there anything I can do? Thanks

Jan, 11.12.2017

Nøkkelord: nightmares, abuse, mareridt

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