Are You In A Toxic Relationship??

posttraumatic stress symptoms and toxic relationships

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Often in PTSD we make choices and accept the actions of others through a fog of pain, weariness and despair. You know what happens when you do that? You can become surrounded by toxic relationships. Without even realizing it you may have become surrounded by people who don’t support your goals or embellish your life in any good, affirming way.

In recovery, you have the opportunity to become more conscious, so you can begin assessing your values, boundaries, goals and commitments in your relationships — and making changes when you see they are harming you in even the smallest way. This can mean having a long-overdue honest chat with a friend, or completely eliminating someone from any contact. Recovery offers a time to see clearly and clean house. It’s all part of constructing your post-trauma identity: choosing who you wish to be and what kinds of relationships you wish to have.



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