…ve to remain in contact with the abuser. Even if the abuser shows remorse and works to make amends. An important factor here is the PTSD that the abused has. PTSD is not only in the psyche- it is also stored in the body. That means that every contact with the abuser triggers the nervous system in the body. Which — in turn,- triggers unhealty patterns in the psyche.
This is very much the case with me, Marionica Solberg.
I tend to flinch and recoil from touch. Subconsciously, a hand hovering near my body means I’m about to get hit.
This only disappears in environments where I feel safe and / or with people I trust completely.