How to cope with Trauma Bonding

How to cope with Trauma Bonding

Are you aware of the term ‘trauma bonding’? Let’s first tell you more about it. Trauma bonding is being stuck in a destructive relationship as you are emotionally dependent on it. Your partner may have cheated on you or abused you, but you just can’t break up. Accepting the traumatic behaviours and still being in a relationship is what trauma bonding is all about. If you or someone you know has been in such a relationship, then you must check out our blog that talks about the ‘Hows’ to cope with trauma bonding.

Recognizing the Signs

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The basic signs of trauma bonding include not being happy and feeling distant, being in an abusive relationship, getting cheated on and still being there, and protecting them by keeping the abusive behaviour a secret. Notice these and make a list in your diary.

Make a list of Pros & Cons

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Make a list of the pros and cons of your relationship. Focus on points like your happiness, a better future, an understanding partner, and whether the relationship is helping you bloom or not.

Talk with Close Friends

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Your friends and families will indeed help you in deciding whether to stay or not. They notice everything about your partner as they love and care for you. Talk to them openly.

Talk to your Partner & End it

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If you think the relationship is turning into a traumatic bond, then talk to your partner. Explain everything and end the relationship.

Cut off Contact

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Now, stay focused and cut off all contact. Don’t make things harder by staying in touch.

Practice Self Love

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Start meditating, loving yourself and spending time with your family and friends. Do what makes you happy and spend time on your hobbies.

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