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How to Be a Friend

How to Be a Friend

Trauma creates extremes. Either we are enmeshed with another person, constantly driven to people pleasing and conflict avoidance or we become dominators ourselves and cancel out others to feed our own needs. 


What is Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

“Complex PTSD comes in response to chronic traumatization over the course of months or, more often, years. This can include emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuses, domestic violence, living in a war zone, being held captive, human trafficking, and other organized rings of abuse, and more. While there are exceptional circumstances where adults develop C-PTSD, it is most often seen in those whose trauma occurred in childhood”. 

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