5 Ways Childhood Trauma Will Affects Your Relationship And What You Can Do About It

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Nobody wants to have an unwanted traumatic experience, even if it is from their childhood. Traumatic experiences have long-lasting and damaging effects on a person’s mental state and overall personality. 

Sometimes, it may not be evident, but we may have gone through one or two experiences as a child that have unknowingly left an imprint on our personalities. These imprints end up affecting how we view people, how we react to certain situations and even our personal relationships in the long run.

A few people may find it difficult to relate with what a traumatizing experience could be. Probably because they were exposed to any as children. But childhood trauma does not have to involve heavy or serious emotional pain. 

A childhood traumatizing experience is one which took place in the life of a child, but ends up affecting their adult life and activities. They can include domestic violence, loss of a parent(s), sexual abuse, neglect, sickness, phobias, etc.

  Here are some ways a traumatized childhood can affect an adult relationship.

TRUST ISSUES

Children who face neglect end up having trust issues as adults. And we all know how difficult it is to manage or keep a relationship without trust. Because of the treatment, they have received, or the experiences they had as children, they do not easily open up to people about the way they feel. This is done for the fear of being hurt again. They have witnessed first-hand, how it feels like, and so they would not want to go through that again. This will leave their partners feeling neglected, and constantly struggling to make themselves noticed.

TOO MUCH ATTACHMENT

This is the case of those who have been smothered with attention as children. Perhaps the loss of a loved one at a young age may have exposed them to over-attention to prevent them from feeling the loss. With such unlimited attention, they feel everyone must show them the same affection for them to be comfortable. People like this grow up to be clingy, over-demanding and too attached to their partners.

DISORGANISED ATTACHMENT

Like the name implies, disorganized attachment is a situation whereby an adult craves emotional and psychological attachment but is terrified of commitment. There is confusion as to whether or not to give in and experience the emotional attachment they need, or to refuse and avoid any form of hurt or psychological damage that may arise from it. As a result of this, you feel affected when you do not get the attention you need, and at the same time, be unwilling to show affection to others.

WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

A traumatic childhood experience is not one which you should live with for the rest of your life. There is help in form of therapy. It may take time, but healing will be guaranteed if consistency is taken seriously.

 The first thing to do is to accept that you may be traumatized, then it will be easier to take up treatment from there. With physical, emotional support, you can find relief from childhood trauma through series of therapy. 

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