Pop culture makes it look so easy. In reality, it can be very tricky to find a compatible romantic partner. There are so many possible reasons why you seem stuck when it comes to relationships.
No one gaslights like a narcissist. For example, they lie, blame and never admit their own flaws. These chronic actions can serve to shatter the confidence of the people in their life. They are left to wonder if, like Paula, they are losing their minds.
If you regularly interact with a narcissist, you already know what narcissistic rage is. A highly sensitive individual like that requires a steady supply of positive feedback. If they perceive a slight, it will trigger an angry outburst.
How often have you seen it? In fact, you may sometimes use the term “Stockholm syndrome” to describe when an abused person bonds with their abuser. To the uninitiated, this may be confusing.
Self compassion and trauma healing intertwine. As we are well aware, trauma impacts people in myriad ways. Each person’s experience is unique but there are some common themes.
Attachment trauma is the imprint left on a person when they suffer from child abuse and neglect. Most people have an idea of what they imagine "trauma" to mean.
What are the effects of trauma on the brain? Enduring an experience of psychological trauma can have an ongoing impact in many forms.
Complex PTSD and romantic relationships can combine and inflame your stress, confusion and fear. Under the best of circumstances, relationships are challenging.
A lot of psychology-related terms have worked their way into everyday usage lately. One common example is “trauma.” Of course, there are some true benefits to this growing awareness.
How often have you had an interaction turn into trauma or drama? And how often were you unable to figure out that just happened? You may find yourself confused; wondering if you instigated something.