“You love this person more than anyone in the world– But also, this person has hurt you more deeply and consistently than anyone in the world.” – Terri Cole
Have you ever wondered what makes people vulnerable to trauma bonding?
Or how to tell if you are in a trauma-bonded relationship versus one based on mutuality or true love?
From the questions I’ve received, I know many of you want a deeper understanding of trauma-bonded relationships: What are the signs and symptoms, and what does it mean?
Listen for everything you need to know to protect yourself and your relationships.
- 3:00 Where did the term “trauma bonding” come from and what does it mean?
- Signs you may be in a trauma bonding relationship
- 7:50 It starts fast and furious
- 8:10 You make excuses for the other person’s behavior
- 8:25 Things were amazing in the beginning of the relationship
- 9:30 You keep letting things slide because you feel like you can’t live without them
- 10:25 There is a power imbalance in the relationship
- 10:40 You are walking on eggshells
- 10:50 Deep down, you are kind of ashamed that you are staying
- Contrasting qualities of a healthy relationship
- 13:00 Mutuality, respect, and compromise
- 13:10 You talk about important things
- 13:30 Both partners feel empowered
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