Question: How does being physically abused affect relationships?

How does physical abuse affect future relationships?

Effects on personal relationships A person who is subjected to emotional abuse, either as a child or within a relationship, may be less likely to trust people in the future. For example, as they grow up, children might seek negative relationships that may continue to expose them to emotional abuse.

How trauma can affect relationships?

Living through traumatic events may result in expectations of danger, betrayal, or potential harm within new or old relationships. Survivors may feel vulnerable and confused about what is safe, and therefore it may be difficult to trust others, even those whom they trusted in the past.

What does trauma look like in relationships?

Survivors of trauma can constantly feel intense emotions and have difficulty with trusting people. Relationships and intimacy can often feel unattainable for trauma survivors. They fear becoming close with another person after a traumatic event, or they may feel like a burden to those around them.

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