The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be tough to live with. You may have flashbacks of certain events that bring up triggers, or you might find it hard to sleep because you have intense nightmares. You may be wondering why this is happening because you've never fought in a war. However, just because you aren't a veteran does not mean that you don't have PTSD. There are a number of different ways to get PTSD, and you might have gone through one or more of them.