Category Archives: Relationships

Reader Question: Treating Emotional Numbness

A response to a reader question about emotional numbness Continue reading

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What Comes After Connection?

This then becomes the work of therapy: connecting in the service of developing and internalizing these capacities. Continue reading

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How to Avoid an Abuser: Understanding Grooming

What about adult survivors of childhood abuse who have a pattern of difficult relationships in adulthood? How do they learn to break the cycle? Continue reading

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Research: How Does Childhood Abuse Lead to Troubled Romantic Relationships?

Research indicates that self-criticism after childhood abuse plays a role in later intimate relationship difficulties. Continue reading

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Can Complex PTSD Be Cured?

You CAN heal from complex PTSD. Here is what it takes. Continue reading

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