The Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Exploitative Relationships
|Author:||Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.|
Exploitive relationships can create trauma bonds - chains of trust that link you to someone who is dangerous, abusive, and toxic. Divorce, employee relations, litigation, incest and child abuse, family and marital systems, domestic violence, hostage situations, kidnapping, professional exploitation and religious abuse are all areas of trauma bonding. Each of these relationships shares one thing: it is a situation of incredible intensity or importance where there is an exploitation of trust or power.