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Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) can have a big impact on relationships. It’s a condition that happens when someone goes through long-lasting traumatic experiences, like abuse or ongoing trauma. Here’s how it can affect relationships:
1. Trust issues: People with C-PTSD may find it hard to trust others, which makes it difficult to have healthy relationships.
2. Avoidance: People with C-PTSD might stay away from social situations and relationships to protect themselves from more harm. This can lead to feeling alone and isolated.
3. Strong emotions: C-PTSD can cause intense emotions that are tough to handle. This can create conflicts in relationships because small things may trigger big reactions.
4. Trouble connecting: C-PTSD can make it hard for people to form good connections with others because of past traumas.
5. Fear of being left: C-PTSD can make people scared of being abandoned. This can make them rely too much on partners or friends and be clingy.
6. Always on alert: People with C-PTSD may always be on high alert, looking out for threats. This can make it hard for them to trust others and relax in relationships.
7. Problems with intimacy: C-PTSD can make it tough for people to be close with others, either because of past trauma or because they have trouble controlling their emotions.
Remember, not everyone with C-PTSD experiences all of these issues, and everyone’s experience is different. But therapy and support can help individuals with C-PTSD work through their trauma and build healthy relationships.