As a community we need to acknowledge the basic reality that trauma and it's life altering effects can and do happen to family members as well. At its most basic level this means changing the way we talk about PTSD in the military to include all the shapes it takes in the community.
Caregivers know little about TBI. They don't understand why their loved ones act & communicate they way they do & often respond negatively; impacting their relationship. They are unfamiliar with their loved one's treatments. They have lost support from family & friends because of behavioral issues.