The Complex Trauma Survivor Faces a Lifetime’s Worth of Bullying

7068190195_c0cda7cb7a_z.jpgBy Shahida Arabi, M.A., Author

“Many abused children cling to the hope that growing up will bring escape and freedom. But the personality formed in the environment of coercive control is not well adapted to adult life. The survivor is left with fundamental problems in basic trust, autonomy, and initiative. She approaches the task of early adulthood – establishing independence and intimacy –…

Source: The Complex Trauma Survivor Faces a Lifetime’s Worth of Bullying

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