Ask Deepak: How to Help Your Partner Cope with Trauma

Each week, spiritual teacher Deepak responds to users’ questions with enlightening advice to help them live their best lives.

Q: Hi, I am dating a Chilean who just survived the earthquake and tsunami. I was supposed to be moving there in December 2010 to start a new life with him, but now obviously things are postponed. I fear he is suffering some kind of post-traumatic shock. I really want him and his family to come to the United States. How do I help him to cope since I live in the United States and he’s there? I feel that he is somewhat distant but probably because of his recent survival of the catastrophe. Please advise! Continue reading at