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Understanding the Effects of Old Abuse and How to Conquer It | The Exhausted Woman

One of the many ways a person learns to cope with intense trauma or abuse is to dissociate or detach from their immediate environment. For some, this is a natural reaction born out of a survival instinct. For others, it requires effort and practice to shut down their feelings, intentionally ignore surroundings, and completely disengage from the people around them. In the case of long-term abuse – whether it be physical, emotional, mental, verbal, financial, spiritual, or sexual abuse – the dissociating can reoccur in almost the same way as it would in the case of a post-traumatic stress disorder. This means that reactions happen immediately when triggered by a similar situation, object, or person to the original abuse. The sudden and unexpected response activates feelings of anxiety, panic, and sometimes paranoia while fear cripples the person into believing that they will never be free from the abuse. Even those who have learned new coping mechanisms, healed from the trauma, and done

Source: Understanding the Effects of Old Abuse and How to Conquer It | The Exhausted Woman

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