On the broadcast "Survivors Talk About How Trauma Affects Relationships" Michele Rosenthal hosted a discussion with Lynn C. Tolson about how trauma affects relationships.
Michele is an expert on PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) recovery. She says, "The effects of trauma run deep — all the way into your relationships with yourself and your loved ones, friends and colleagues. How do you handle that? How can you repair damages done? Click here for the link to the conversation
Lynn says that we cannot engage in healthy relationships when we continue to perceive ourselves as victims. This will only lead to circumstances that perpetuate the victim role. Instead, we can cultivate the qualities of self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-love. When we develop self-awareness, we will attract appropriate people into our lives. Self-awareness allows us to be conscious of our feelings. The better able we are to determine our own emotions, the better able we will be to discern the motives of others, eliminate toxic relationships, and reap rewards of healthy relationships.
Visit Michele at her extensive web site for all education and enlightenment about PTSD.
She has written a book about her own personal trauma and recovery titled "Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future."