WHAT ARE THE NEGATIVE FEELINGS AND FAMILY IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST / COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Sometimes family members have
surprisingly negative feelings about the traumatized family member. They may
believe the trauma survivor no longer exhibits the qualities that they loved
and admired. A person who was outgoing before a trauma may become withdrawn. A
person who was fun loving and easy-going before a trauma may become ill
tempered. It may be hard to feel good toward a person who seems to have changed
in many ways. Family members may also respond negatively to behaviours that
develop following a trauma. For instance, family members may be disgusted by a
woman’s over drinking in response to a trauma.

Family members may also have negative
feelings about the survivor that are directly related to the traumatic event.

For example, a wife may no longer respect her husband if she feels he didn’t behave bravely during a traumatic event. A husband whose wife was raped may feel disgusted…

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