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Psychology Of Scams: Trauma Bonding

The Intensity of the scam Relationship Can Create Strong Bonds!

How Victims Become Bonded To Their Scammers

People Often Stay In Abusive Relationships Because Of Something Called ‘Trauma Bonding’

Originally published by: Lindsay Dodgson –  Aug. 17, 2017 – BusinessInsider.com

‘Trauma Bonding’ — Here Are The Signs It’S Happening To You

SCARS EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS APPLIES TO SCAM VICTIMS JUST AS IT DOES TO LOCAL ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS.

You Don’t Realize

People Often Don’t Even Realize They Are In An Abusive Relationship.

It can be hard for others to understand why someone stays with an abusive partner.

The Phases Of Trauma Bonding:

  • Idealization
  • Devaluation
  • Discarding

It’s often because of something called “trauma bonding,” where you become addicted to the hormonal rollercoaster an abuser sends you on.

Those who have never been in an abusive relationship struggle to understand how people remain in one for so long. If somebody was mistreating you, “why did you stick around?” they ask.

For survivors, this can be a really tough question to answer. The lucky ones escape and stumble upon articles or books that give them the terms to be able to understand what happened to them, and thus describe their experience. Other times, though, this doesn’t happen, and people might not even be aware