Survivors of childhood trauma deserve all the peace and security that a loving relationship can provide. But a history of abuse or neglect can make trusting another person feel terrifying. Trying to form an intimate relationship may lead to frightening missteps and confusion. How can we better understand the impact of trauma, and help survivors find the love, friendship and support they and their partner deserve? Whether the trauma was physical, sexual, or emotional, the impact can show up in a host of relationship issues.
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Valentine's Day sucks for a lot of people. No matter how brands modify marketing strategies to be inclusive as possible of all relationship statuses and orientations, it still feels a lot like a holiday reserved for couples, who then feel obligated to show affection in grandiose ways. No amount of flowers and chocolate, whether from a loving new partner or bought for oneself, can make up for that. Partner violence is far from uncommon. Additionally, And even after a victim escapes an abusive relationship, the physical and psychological effects can last a lifetime.
Loving a Trauma Survivor: Understanding Childhood Trauma’s Impact On Relationships
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We never discussed it beyond the general basics most children learn, no one is allowed to physically harm you, make sure you tell us if you are being bullied, and never bully or physically hurt anyone else. Abuse in relationships was not a topic of conversation because it did not need to be. I had a large close-knit group of girlfriends, I am close to my parents, brother, sister, aunts, uncles, and cousins. I was the girl who would say with pride that I would never let anyone, especially a boyfriend, hit me. Phil and I met at the age of