One thought on “Learning to Trust Yourself After a Betrayal

  • April 12, 2017 at 11:22 am

    From Erickson’s psychosocial development paradigm,trust/mistrust is a primary issue; and from Maslow’s perspective safety and security are also of primary importance. I agree with you that early in our family if we experience betrayals this pattern gets repeated. Some clinicians refer to this as “repetition compulsion”.

    There are 3 kinds of family psychosocial environments that can generate trust and attachment issues: sterile, dysfunctional, and toxic. Generally the latter two may require professional assistance to overcome. I have a published article on Brain Blogger that explores split-object relations and attraction and bonding to others.
    Very interesting topic.
    Thanks, Rich MSW


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