Today, I’m talking about trauma bonds, and I will provide you with 10 signs that you are trauma bonded. At the end of this article, we will give you three questions to ask yourself to give you clarity about the reality of your situation, and we will give you the ultimate test to know when your trauma bond is broken.
Trauma bonds are strong emotional attachments that are formed towards an abusive person as a result of recurring patterns of intermittent rewards and punishments. As a trauma bond strengthens and deepens, the victim loses their sense of autonomy and their sense of self. A trauma bond can cause you to remain in an abusive relationship far longer than your own logic would dictate under normal circumstances, or it can cause you to go back to the destructive relationship even though you rationally recognize that it’s ruining you.
Unfortunately, the long-term effects of trauma bonding can last long after the relationship is over. Some long-term impacts of trauma bonding include loss of self-esteem, negative self-image, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, and so much more.
So whether you are still in this relationship or out of it, either by choice or by discard, these 10 signs will help you identify whether you were or currently are trauma bonded. So here are the 10 signs:
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