The definition of trauma bonding is “a strong emotional attachment between an abused person and his or her abuser, formed as a result of the cycle of violence.”
Here are 10 signs to identify that your relationship wasn’t love, but a trauma bond.
Are you trying to heal the toxic trauma bond that you have developed after being in a narcissistic relationship for very long?
Are You Being Manipulated Through Your Own Guilt?
Do you think you can’t leave your abusive partner? Do you feel hopeless when you go back to a relationship filled with pain? Or, do you dwell on your toxic ex and struggle to stay away? This might suggest that you’ve caught yourself in a trauma bond – but don’t fret, this toxic relationship can be put to an end with the right attitude and course of action.
“Why do you keep going back to him?”
It’s a question I heard many times when I was in a toxic relationship.