March 07, 2014 06:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
After several tours in Afghanistan, it’s clear that Vicki Gunvalson’s son-in-law Ryan Culberson has struggled with his fair share of personal demons. This unfortunately became even more apparent during a Real Housewives of Orange County party in which Ryan attacked Lydia McLaughlin’s mom. We’re happy to report that he’s finally seeking help — and we hope that his efforts prove successful!
If you’re like most of the Facebook fans still discussing last season’s Real Housewives of Orange County blowup, you’re still shocked by the sudden outburst of anger from Ryan Culberson. As many suspected, Vicki Gunvalson’s son-in-law has been suffering from PTSD, which just might explain his odd behavior at the ill-fated Winter Wonderland party.
Fortunately, Ryan has decided to seek help, as he recently revealed in an exclusive interview with Radar Online. “I know I’ve been painted in some not so great light in the past season and after some deep soul searching I decided to reach out and get some help with the PTSD I have been dealing with for quite awhile.”
Ryan’s big plan is to take part in the Save a Warrior program, through which he’ll be exposed to healthier strategies for managing his anxiety. The event will be filmed for a special documentary, which will eventually air on CNN. Ryan says he’s optimistic about the program, explaining, “A guy I work with told me about the program he attended and it literally saved and changed his life…I’ve known for awhile I needed something so hopefully this program is what I need.”
Vicki Gunvalson has yet to mention her son-in-law’s plan on Twitter, but we’re sure she’s all in favor of anything that benefits his mental health! What do you think of Ryan Culberson’s PTSD recovery efforts? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!
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