Trust & Intimacy Problems

Some people can feel like they are under attack or threat from other people, that other people are going to hurt them in some way, humiliate or shame them.

 

This can lead people to avoid contact with others or to become shy and avoid expressing themselves.

 

Keeping ‘safe from attack’ is the primary concern however as they withdrawal from people to keep safe they can feel lonely and long for intimacy and contact with others.

 

They can often find they are balancing the need for safety and contact with others which is a stressful balancing act.