This explains why some of the victims stay with their abusers.
When we were abused, we need to adjust our mindset, attitude and behaviors in order to survive in the toxic environment.
Sooner or later, we forget who we are or what we are capable of, which ends up may become support to abusers.
That’s sad and tragic. Abuse is a complicated issue and difficult to be explained straight forward.
What do you think? do you believe victims will be brainwashed and become obedient to the abusers after a long history of abuse?
Many abuse survivor become “Adult Children” though they stop into adulthood. It’s kind of like an adult look outside but there’s a child live within.
I’m very conscious about this symptoms and try my best to heal my inner child. But from time to time I still struggle with destructive behavior and act like a child, emotionally and psychologically.
The healing journey is long but as long as we keep moving forward, we will be fine.
What do you think?
This is very different from the “closed family”.
Closed Handed family is all members in the family is kind of tied together in a unhealthy way. They can’t grow emotionally and individuality is disappear in this type of family.
I cherish closed and supported family, but not the one that over-cling together. The more you love your child, the more you need to let them grow and have their own lives.
What do you think?
When we used to get hurt, we don’t know how to react when others appreciate us.
End up we pushing people away.
Don’t know if it’s common or not, but I do find some of the people feel trapped in toxic relationship, not because they love that person but scare of leaving the comfort zone.
This is true that as long as we get used to the environment, we feel it’s more safe and secure to stay in the same old situation, even though it hurts, rather than jump the cliff to explore another chance.
It’s scary, i knew it.
What do you think? Are you one of them? or you know someone like this?
Emotional Abusers may use this tactic often, you were insulted, humiliated or verbally abused, next moment they will praise / adore you.
This not only confused the victims but also explain quite a bit why victims chose to stay in an unhealthy relationship.
Abusers give an impression to victims that they don’t meant to hurt them, and at the end they still love the victims.
What do you think? Have you ever experienced this?
For many abuse survivors, the urge to have love / attention is so severe, since this is what they are lack of when they grew up in dysfunctional family.
This can lead to another cycle of trauma if we are not be careful of our relationship pattern.
From time to time I met people who jump from this to that relationship non-stop, they seem enjoy very much for the FAKE attention, but seldom see they are deeply connected to anyone.
At the end of the day, they are staring at the wall alone and die empty inside. It’s sad.
You know someone owns this attribute? How do you feel about their inner conflicts?
Before now, I was kind of “perfectionist”, this gave me lots of pressure and waste energy on unimportant tasks.
When I wanted to do something, I would dive in and worked my ass off, but as soon as I understood the psychology behind “perfectionist”, I changed my attitudes.
Still worked hard but manage to let go so don’t drive myself nuts. Today I understand the difference between want to make things better, and fear of judgment or worry be viewed as worthless.
Are you perfectionist? or You know someone own this behavior?
From time to time, we found there are people who are very clingy and needy.
Don’t know if it’s because I am related to another category “Fearful / Avoidance”, so I always feel it’s very exhausted / tiring to hang around with this type of people.
Both of our categories can never lead us to a fulfilling relationship. Better learn how to connect with others healthier.
Like me, many of survivors tend to build up a wall and keep an arm distant from the crowd.
People might feel awkward for their behaviors, but I can speak from my own experience that we are not hating people, instead, many of us simply fear of intimacy or relationship that too close.
Because we afraid of losing or any potential damage from the investment of relationship.
It’s sad and unhealthy I know, but we just can’t help. The more you pull them out from the cave, the more they resist and desire to stay away from you.
Advice is : Take your time and give them some space, be authentic and generous for your approach, sooner or later, their heart will be melted as long as they find you really can be trust.