Dr. Franco published an article in PsychCentral about C-PTSD and relationships.
The symptoms and history of individuals with complex trauma can cause a great deal of difficulty with interpersonal relationships. One of the core issues associated with ongoing trauma is difficulty in regulating emotions. Trauma survivors often have trouble controlling the intensity and duration of negative emotions. Outbursts of anger, high levels of worry or ongoing negative mood can place significant stress on interpersonal and work relationships.
One of the reasons that C-PTSD can negatively affect relationships is if the individual suffering was abused by a trusted adult. This may impede the individual’s ability to form long-lasting relationships or trust others. However, healthy relationships are important, not only for love and a greater quality of life, but also for the emotional support that helps people get through daily and more difficult challenges.
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