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My 40 year old daughter has never been able to maintain a healthy romantic relationship. She tends to become angry and verbally combative when relationships become more serious. Ten years ago she revealed that she had been sexually abused by a teenaged

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Dr. Ana Ochoa
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Seek help

its important for your daughter to try to seek some professional help from a licensed psychologist.
These pervasive patterns seems to be a maladaptation to the trauma she experienced early in life. With help, she will learn to deal with relationship anxiety in a more balanced a healthy way. Try to find a psychologist who specializes in trauma treatments such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, etc.

In brief: Seek help

its important for your daughter to try to seek some professional help from a licensed psychologist.
These pervasive patterns seems to be a maladaptation to the trauma she experienced early in life. With help, she will learn to deal with relationship anxiety in a more balanced a healthy way. Try to find a psychologist who specializes in trauma treatments such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, etc.
Dr. Ana Ochoa
Dr. Ana Ochoa
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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine

In brief: She needs help.

From what you report there is strong evidence that she needs professional psychological help now .
The sooner she starts the better since therapy may take a long time. This is serious stuff. Have her family physician make a referral.

In brief: She needs help.

From what you report there is strong evidence that she needs professional psychological help now .
The sooner she starts the better since therapy may take a long time. This is serious stuff. Have her family physician make a referral.
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Dr. Warren Wolfe
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