It took me years to understand trauma bonding... With my mother. It's so painful. I've now gone nearly 3 months without seeing her, reaching out to her. I had a couple of texts from her when she forgot my birthday and needing something but otherwise, it's going well. I still feel the pull to go back to talking everyday despite the emotional and verbal abuse but I'm trying to stay strong, remind myself what that often brings, even if there are nicer moments. Sending love to all dealing with this. It's hard af 💜
I’m sorry, that must be incredibly hard 😢💔 I didn’t understand most of my relationships in the last were toxic and trauma bonding until a couple of years ago when I got serious about healing. I’ve dumped most people from my old life and it’s been a lonely journey, but I feel more at peace now.