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Can Relationships Cause PTSD & What to Do About It

Relationships can cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, especially when there is domestic violence.  What is discussed less often is how seemingly ordinary interactions in relationships can trigger, or remind you, of an old trauma, and cause you to be re-traumatized.  Emotional abuse in the form of verbal attacks can also be more subtle, but over a period of time cause PTSD. PTSD from a serious threat(s) The first and probably most obvious criteria for developing [...]

2018-10-17T13:27:35+00:00October 17th, 2018|EMDR, PTSD|0 Comments

Five Relationship Patterns That Rule Your Dating Life

What are the pervasive relationship patterns that we repeat over and over? It’s important to know that often the relationship patterns we are entrenched in are largely unconscious to us.  Suddenly, we find ourselves entangled in something and not sure how we got there, or how we didn’t recognize it sooner.  We are unaware that these patterns exist, so we can’t extricate ourselves from them.  We have been observing other people in our lives doing them [...]

2014-04-21T01:31:44+00:00March 26th, 2014|Relationships|0 Comments