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What are Trauma Bonds?

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While the term bonding typically refers to a positive experience of forming a close relationship with someone, particularly after spending time together or going through a really good or very stressful experience together, trauma bonding represents emotional attachment to an abuser. In trauma bonds, a victim tends to mistake abuse for love, remaining loyal to […]


Understanding Emotional Connections in a Relationship

The success of our relationships depends mainly on how well we understand each other’s need for emotional connection. When it comes to relationships, especially the romantic ones, most of us value connection above everything else. The emotional connection allows you to bond with your partner within a safe, healthy relationship that supports your growth and […]


Toxic Codependent Relationships

Codependency in a relationship usually occurs when one of the partners has a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). If your partner has either one of these personality disorders, you might find yourself stuck in a toxic codependent relationship. Codependents can also end up in toxic relationships with their family members, friends […]


Approval and People Pleasing

Do you always try to please others and need their approval to feel fulfilled, valued, and confident? Individuals with anxious-ambivalent attachment style who grew up in a dysfunctional family with contradictory caregivers never knew what to expect in terms of emotions, communications, and behavior. These people are often oversensitive to rejection. As adults, they turn […]


Developing Safe Boundaries

Codependency and emotional fusion usually turn relationships into unfulfilling and challenging ones. If you are constantly making sacrifices, feeling guilty, and spending all your energy in meeting your partner’s needs, you may be in a codependent relationship. Even for an adult person, it is hard to refrain from the basic need for cohesion with another […]