Trauma Bonds…..These Can Occur Within Any Dysfunctional/Abusive Relationship

Interesting concept. Makes sense I guess. Need to ponder further 🙂

Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

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This is excellent advice and looks at trauma bonding that occurs within dysfunctional and abusive relationships.

I see this occurring, and trauma bonding and co-dependency are big issues many don’t realise they have.


The “Addictive” Trauma Bond – Learning What It Is And How To Help Yourself Heal

The following gives an accurate description of the highly ‘addictive’ quality of traumatic relationships with the disordered. The following is by Dr. Patrick Carnes and from his book, “The Betrayal Bond.”

This is an excellent resource for your recovery:

Trauma Bonds

by Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D., CAS

Abandonment and trauma are at the core of addictions.

Abandonment causes deep shame. Abandonment by betrayal is worse than mindless neglect.

Betrayal is purposeful and self-serving. If severe enough, it is traumatic. What moves betrayal into the realm of trauma is fear and terror.

If the wound is deep enough and the terror big enough…

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