Trauma Bond and Cognitive Dissonance

This brings us to two psychological states that are vital for victims of emotional and physical abuse to be aware of:

  1. The Trauma Bond
  2. Cognitive Dissonance.

Both override proper reasoning that could help a victim gain freedom from toxicity. These processes happen automatically within the brain and are the result of the neurochemical storm ignited by the abusive partner.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/neurosagacity/201701/the-brain-can-work-against-abuse-victims

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