Narcissistic/Psychopathic Abuse: How Trauma Bonds and Cognitive Dissonance are Related.
Narcissistic and psychopathic abuse has long been associated with what is called ‘trauma bonds’ and also the condition that develops called, ‘cognitive dissonance.’ Why are these created and how are they connected? Sandra L. Brown, MA’s book Women Who Love Psychopaths is the seminal book that launched the ‘narcissistic and psychopathic abuse’ field. In this […]
Why Cognitive Dissonance is So Traumatic for Survivors of Pathological Love Relationships
Why Cognitive Dissonance is So Traumatic for Survivors of Pathological Love Relationships by Kristen Milstead, Ph.D. | October 3, 2021 In the 1950s, social psychologist Leon Festinger studied a group of people in a cult who were convinced an apocalypse was looming, and that UFOs were going to visit from planet Clarion and take the […]