Learn if a trauma bound may exist in your relationship.

You may develop a trauma bond in relationships with toxic people, whether they have narcissistic or sociopathic tendencies. A trauma bond occurs when you have become emotionally attached to someone that abuses you (Reid, 2013). You may have heard of a trauma bond named Stockholm Syndrome after an event in which hostages develop emotional attachments to their captors. Trauma bonding can be common in toxic relationships, whether those relationships are with partners, parents, siblings, or friends.