True Love or Trauma Bond? on The Terri Cole Show

True Love or Trauma Bond? on The Terri Cole Show

Today, I am talking all about a trauma bond and its healthy opposition — true love. If you are in a relationship that reminds you of a toxic parent, or you are often justifying or minimizing behavior, then that actually can be the case of trauma bonding. The term trauma bonding was created by Patrick Carnes.

On this show, I break down some of the most common aspects of trauma bonding. I talk about how to focus on yourself and heal from a trauma. Most importantly, I talk about the real signs of a healthy relationship and how can you establish a healthy relationship with your partner.

I know this is a very difficult topic, but I believe that understanding and searching for knowledge is always the best solution.


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“If you would not want the relationship that you have for someone that you love, you know your relationship is toxic.” – Terri Cole

Show Notes:

  • The difference between true love and trauma bond
  • What is trauma bonding?
  • The history of trauma building
  • How trauma bonding can create hormonal chemical bonds
  • How to know if you are trauma-bonding
  • Are you lying to yourself about your relationship?
  • What are the signs of a healthy relationship
  • How you can establish a healthy relationship

“It is very difficult to stay broken up with someone you are trauma bonded to if you continue to have contact.” –  Terri Cole

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“In healthy relationship there is more of an even distribution, it’s equitable, where you both can feel empowered in the relationship.” –  Terri Cole

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  1. I always walked past the self help sections and thought- “those poor people”
    If only had 1 hour of this could have saved a mountain of pain.

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