PSP are frequently exposed to trauma and may need time to process events that occur during a shift. When PSP transition from work to family life without an opportunity to debrief or unwind, they may carry unprocessed trauma. This unprocessed trauma can make it difficult to relax and engage in family activities. The PSP is sometimes unable to leave work behind and may be emotionally distant or irritable. This can impact couple and family relationships. PSP can be physically present but grappling with events from work which interfere with their ability to fully participate in family life.
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