Dating someone with childhood trauma

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In this five-article series, I have been analyzing the breakup of Deidre and Mac—a couple who hit a major crisis on the brink of their wedding. In fact, their pairing exemplifies the complicated nature of all relationships and the opportunities love presents for spiritual and psychological growth.

Yesterday, I explained that a person's unsatisfactory love life usually mirrors a dysfunctional childhood.

In Deidre's case, her mother's emotional volatility conditioned her to be overgiving and "perfect" (i.e., needless) in relationships.

Every survivor is different, and they each process trauma in a different way.

ATTN: spoke to three survivors of sexual assault, along with Melanie Carlson, the Client Services Coordinator at Doorways for Women and Families, a domestic violence shelter that also provides support to victims of sexual assault, over email about their advice on how to best support a survivor.

Monica Parikh is an attorney, writer, and dating coach who aims to empower women to be their best selves and attract healthy, rewarding love.

You may have to take on a bigger share of household tasks, deal with the frustration of a loved one who won’t open up, or even deal with anger or disturbing behavior.

It’s actually pretty easy: just don’t be a jackass.

Next.” But occasionally a bit more detail is warranted. 😀 Honestly, in many ways, dating a trauma survivor is no different than dating anyone else.

When someone you care about suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it can leave you feeling overwhelmed.

The changes in your loved one can be worrying or even frightening.

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