But if these forces remain unnoticed, survivors can get caught in a cycle of abuse.
Even with a safe partner, a trauma survivor may Partners of trauma survivors may want desperately to help.
Many times, trauma survivors re-live childhood experiences with an unresponsive or abusive partner (an important topic for another article).
This often happens without the ability to see the reasons why they feel compelled to pursue unhealthy relationships.
Many tell themselves they are flawed, not good enough and unworthy of love.
Thoughts like these can wreak havoc in relationships throughout life.
Issues become complicated by: In a relationship, a history of trauma is not simply one person’s problem to solve.