Today, we are going to talk about the trauma bond. If you have been wondering if you’re in a trauma-bonded relationship, then today’s article is for you, because today, I’m going to give you my top five signs that you might be in a trauma bonded relationship with someone in your life.
And so, this isn’t only applicable to romantic relationships, this could be a parent-child relationship, a sibling relationship, or a friendship. Trauma bonds can be formed in any type of relationship.
First of all, let me briefly explain what a trauma bond is?
A trauma bond is formed in a relationship where there is inconsistent reinforcement, which, basically, just boils down to a relationship where the good times are really good, and the bad times are really bad.
Narcissistic abuse goes in cycles, so there will be times when the narcissist is loving, kind, caring, and generous, otherwise known as the love-bombing stage or cycle, and then, the cycle will change to the narcissist being, cruel, abusive, distant, and mean, otherwise known as the devalue cycle. This type of intermittent reinforcement will cause a trauma bond to be formed between the people that are in the relationship.
Trauma-bonded relationships are not normal relationships, and if you are trauma bonded to someone, it’s critically important that you understand exactly what it is.
So for those of you who are concerned or possibly confused you might be in a trauma bonded relationship, I’m going to give you my top five indicators that you very well might be in one.
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