You’ve probably heard of different attachment styles and how some can be more problematic than others. Having a secure attachment style is ideal because it features the healthiest communication patterns.
Even people who have a basic understanding of PTSD recognize that it’s often made worse by triggers. No matter what you experienced, flashbacks and anxiety can often occur when you’re in specific situations or experience certain things.
Most people have a basic understanding of PTSD and what it is. But, when you’re living with or dating someone who struggles with it, it’s important to know not only what to expect, but how you can support that person through their struggles.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a central focus in almost everyone’s lives for well over a year. It often seems like information and advice changes on a daily basis. We are all flooded with news on television, social media, and even from friends and family.
You’ve probably heard the saying “you are your own worst enemy”, and the reason it’s stood the test of time is that it’s often true. How often do you criticize yourself? How many times a day do you put yourself down? Do you treat yourself worse than you would treat a close friend or family member?
Most people think of a few common things that pass through generations in families. You might recognize personality traits, physical features, and even risks of certain health conditions. In some cases, however, trauma can be something that gets passed on, too. Generational trauma is still a relatively new discovery. There is much more that needs to be studied, but it’s important to be able to accurately define it and recognize the symptoms.
Do you ever have days where things just seem hard? Maybe you’re struggling with fatigue. Maybe you feel anxious or depressed. In some cases, you might even struggle physically, feeling aches and pains all over your body.
Childhood trauma is never easy to discuss as an adult. But, it’s that very problem that can fuel the fires and increase the risk for future adult trauma. If you experienced any kind of traumatic event as a child, it’s not uncommon to carry the weight of that with you into adulthood.
In a previous post, we talked about the effects of childhood emotional neglect and how to recognize it. As an adult, realizing that you dealt with emotional neglect as a child can explain some of the emotional outcomes you’re facing now. For example, if you’re someone who has been [...]
Physical abuse or neglect are, unfortunately, common subjects with childhood abuse. But emotional neglect is less often discussed, even though it can be just as damaging for a child dealing with it. In many cases, emotional neglect can leave lasting scars on a child’s mental state. It’s something that [...]