8 Ways To Deal With Past Trauma To Calm You Down in Your Relationship and Marriage
Trauma & The Effect on Relationships: There are eight ways (actually more) to improve your body's ability to self-regulate and control your temper. The reality is that traumas negatively impact our emotions and one consequence is often having poor ability to maintain appropriate emotions in relationships and families.
Have you ever been in a relationship where you literally had to walk on eggshells because your partner was so emotionally volatile and hypersensitive? Maybe, if you're being honest, you're that partner who struggles to control their emotions under fire. Don't worry. I am going to explain why it happens (nervous system is out of whack due to trauma) and what you can do to change or recommend to your partner.
You need to learn about the function of your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and how to strengthen the second one to keep you calmer and better regulate your emotions. Eight Ways To Strengthen The Parasympathetic Nervous System:
1. Reduce stress
8. Get Enough Sleep
If you do these things, you will certainly be a calmer, more self-controlled and better partner in your relationship, even if you have experienced significant trauma. A good way to think about it is, "I'm not damaged but my nervous is from so much trauma and I can improve it by doing these eight things."
Good luck! You relationships are work putting in the work to give you more self-control. God Bless!