The Fine Line Between Protective and Overcompensating Boundaries in Relationships

By |2023-11-25T10:25:53-06:00August 25th, 2023|Trauma|

Overcompensation is a defense mechanism wherein individuals attempt to mask their perceived weaknesses or insecurities by exhibiting the opposite behavior or attitude. In the realm of intimate relationships, this can manifest as overcompensating boundaries. Such boundaries, intended to be protective, may arise from underlying fears, insecurities, or past traumas rather than from genuine personal values

Trust Issues in a Relationship

By |2023-10-17T16:21:02-06:00August 18th, 2020|Trauma|

(4-minute read) Traumatic experiences, especially those from childhood, often lead to difficulties that appear in our romantic relationships. Those with a history of trauma often feel more comfortable keeping friends and colleagues at a distance but anxious in more intimate relationships because this strategy no longer works. And it isn’t just events from childhood. Toxic

Dissociative Symptoms

By |2019-10-12T13:45:54-06:00October 6th, 2019|Trauma|

What is Dissociation? (5 minute read) Dissociation is an experience in which we feel removed from our current environment. It can range from feeling somewhat zoned out, to a disturbing unfamiliarity with our surroundings and recent behavior. The wide variety of unusual symptoms that accompany dissociation can make it extremely frightening to the person experiencing

The Importance of Self-Identity for Setting Relationship Boundaries

By |2020-09-14T13:30:27-06:00August 1st, 2019|Trauma|

A strong self-identity is essential when it comes to intimacy, asserting yourself and exercising good boundaries with your family, friends, and partner. It can also guard against feeling manipulated or resentful in personal relationships. But what is self-identity and where does it come from? Our self-Identity is formed during childhood and adolescence. Ideally, this was

3 Ways to Find Your Voice When Trauma Is Muting Your Authenticity

By |2019-07-02T20:37:01-06:00June 30th, 2019|Trauma|

The effects of trauma can persist even after a traumatic event is long past. This latent trauma can manifest in various ways. One person might experience night terrors and panic attacks. Another might have intense anxiety and a serious mistrust of others. For many people, trauma results in long-standing fear. And it’s completely understandable.

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