About Welby


Welby O’Brien is crazy about her Veteran husband, and together they face the daily challenges of PTSD. Holding a Master’s Degree in counseling from Portland State University and a teaching degree from Biola University, based on her own life journey she has authored the books LOVE OUR VETS: Restoring Hope for Families of Veterans with PTSD, Good-bye for Now (grief support), and Formerly A Wife (divorce support). She is also a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America, as well as Shepherding Women in Pain.

Welby has been welcomed as a guest speaker across the country, and on radio and television.  Her “always learning and growing” wisdom continues to encourage many as she shares with groups such as VA Caregivers, Warrior Wives, loved ones of veterans and military reunion families. She served as a book review editor, has written an advice column, and was honored as Woman of the Month by Oregon Book Report. 

Welby initiated and continues to facilitate the spouse and family support network known as Love Our Vets – PTSD Family Support, LLC.  She shares from her heart and lives what she writes.

Join Welby and thousands of others on Facebook: Love Our Vets – PTSD Family Support, LLC.


“Welby is such an inspiration, not only for me but for so many people she has touched! I can always count on her for words of wisdom.  And she makes me feel like I am never alone. She has helped get me through some very tough times.”
 Cindy, Wife of Veteran with PTSD


“Welby shares with incredible compassion, reality and genuineness. Truly practical wisdom, non-cliche, that speaks to us right where we are. I cried, and laughed, and came away with so much I really needed.”
– N.J., Loved One of Wounded Warrior


“Thank you for such a wonderful presentation at the conference for wives, loved ones and caregivers of those with PTSD, and for sharing your story.  It was greatly appreciated!”
Wife and Caregiver of  Veteran


“This woman is an experienced and compassionate voice for veterans and families who love them. She always has wisdom to share in a caring and straightforward manner.”
– Carol R., Mother of Veteran



Watch Welby’s encouraging video PTSD & What About ME? 7 Tips for Loved Ones of Those With PTSD


PTSD & 3.

And please know you are not alone as you watch Welby’s Heart-Baring Poem
“I Loved Someone With PTSD”



Love Our Vets

PO BOX 16091

Portland, OR 97292

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