We receive a lot of emails about relationships. It seems that a lot of us suffer from difficulties in some aspects of our lives whilst forming or maintaining partnerships with other people.
It stands to reason that abused children have had their ideals shattered by the betrayal of trust one or more human beings have already shown them. Therefore forming trusting, fulfilling relationships will be difficult for the survivor of childhood abuse right through their adult lives.
This section helps survivors, victims and partners to piece together information and exercises in order to build or improve long term relationships.
We have built this section on standard advice given to couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships. All the information was found in the public domain and was easily accessible. We have then added our own thoughts and given the information a slant towards how childhood abuse effected the issue (this can be found added to the text in blue typing). In this way you can learn more about maintaining and forming relationships and at the same time understand how the abuse has affected them.