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Why we stay: trauma bonding.

Wow, what a great post. I think that this is the hardest part for people who have not lived in abuse.  They don’t understand.  Trauma bonding. Stockholm Syndrome.

the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with, identify with, or sympathize with his or her captor

Call it what you want, but it is not love. It was survival. No wonder we have such a hard time understanding what love is, and what love isn’t.

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