Dating after an abusive relationship
Lynn anticipated the pain that would come at any moment.
Some of them are indicators that the relationship may become abusive.She was on standby for the immense amount of agony a relationship can bring.Lynn felt the fear in her chest just waiting for things to become scary and destructive.With statistics like this, domestic violence affects the majority of people whether it is directly or indirectly.However, the majority of these experiences will never be reported to police.Feelings of safety and security elude her as she anticipates this relationship will hurt as much as the last one.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one out of every four woman will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
All these mentioned could result in something known as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which can plague someone for years to come. Three legs hold up the seat, providing a platform upon which to rest.
The three legs of PTSD are intrusive, arousal, and avoidance symptoms.
When things like these intrude upon one's life, it is natural to become anxious, fearful, or on guard.
This is the second leg of the stool known as arousal symptoms.
Lynn is currently dating a man who is kind, gentle, and understanding.