Everything from your sex life, to troubles with your boss at work, to your ability to trust and be open with your partner can be affected by abuse or trauma from your childhood. The good news is that the challenges you face today don’t have to be permanent! Today I’m breaking down what childhood abuse includes (you’d be amazed how many people I’ve worked with don’t even realize that what happened to them as a kid is actually some type of abuse or trauma), how childhood trauma affects adult relationships, and as always, some resources to get the help you need.
Carly D. Larsen et al., “The Effects of Childhood Abuse on Relationship Quality: Gender Differences and Clinical Implications,” Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Science 60, no. 4 (October 2011): 435-445.
Runsen Chen et al., “The Efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in Children and Adults Who Have Experienced Complex Childhood Trauma: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials,” Front Psychol 9 (2018): 534.