If you have the unfortunate experience of being in a Trauma Bond relationship you are probably in need of Identity Recovery in a dramatic way, as these types of relationships erode one's core identity.
If you are in an abusive or trauma bond relationship it is advisable you do an individual 15 hour intensive with Trudy before trying to navigate your marriage challenges. See www.anesisretreats.com.
Do you find yourself repeatedly getting into abusive or damaging relationships?
Do you find yourself being loyal in relationships that are exploitive or toxic?
Trauma bond relationships are some of the most difficult to get out of because they are so confusing. You end up bonded or connected to the trauma in a subtle ways.
You might be in a trauma cycle or a trauma bond relationship if you have more than three of the following:
____I have recurring memories of painful experiences in a relationship
____I deny myself basic needs at times
____I remain a “team” member when obviously things are becoming destructive
____I send much time performing underachieving jobs
____I go overboard to help people who are destructive
____I feel sexual when someone is “nice” to me
____I feel guilty when someone is “nice” to me
____I live a “double life”
____I am attracted to untrustworthy people.
Don’t keep repeating the past! It is easy to get stuck in trauma repetition. It takes a lot of courage to break the cycle and walk in freedom. More Information about Identity Recovery.
Contact Dr. Johnson about scheduling an individual relationship recovery intensive near Phoenix, Arizona. (Peoria, AZ).
* Trudy Johnson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the States of Colorado (#755), Tennessee (#1182) and Arizona (#15646).