If you’re feeling upset or anxious in your current relationship, it may be due to past trauma.
Our earliest relationship is that with our parents, and it begins in our formative years—so it’s a major factor in mental health and mental illness in adulthood.
The symptoms and behaviors of past parent-child relationship trauma may linger into adulthood, especially because this kind of trauma results from attachment issues in ongoing relationship trauma versus a one-time traumatic event.
There are ways to cope once you identify the signs of past parent-child relationship trauma. Sometimes it leads to complex PTSD aka cPTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Here’s how to spot the signs and begin the healing journey from past parent-child relationship trauma.
- 00:00 Intro
- 00:39 What is parent-child relationship trauma, actually?
- 02:32 Common HIDDEN traumas during childhood
- 04:26 1. Difficulty with trust
- 05:08 2. Consistently don’t feel safe
- 05:49 3. Low self esteem or self worth
- 06:50 Why do different siblings react differently?
- 08:23 How does someone begin to heal?
- 09:30 1. Strategize your mindfulness
- 09:54 2. Build tolerance to difficult emotions
- 10:32 3. Identify negative thinking patterns
- 11:06 Dealing with jealousy in a current relationship
Trauma can be a very difficult thing to deal with, and can cause a lot of long-term problems like ptsd, cptsd, and relationship problems like trauma bonding and codependency.
There are several signs that might indicate you’re dealing with past parent-child relationship trauma so if you think you may be suffering from this kind of trauma, it’s important to get help.
In this video, we’ll discuss some of the most common signs that indicate you may be struggling with past parent-child relationship trauma. If you’re not sure whether you’re experiencing trauma, then check out this video.