Subtle coercion in a relationship is hard to see, but easily felt in the body.
Our experience with an intimate partner over time can shape how we feel and how we cope both in the relationship and outside the relationship. In the end, our primary relational experience has a significant impact on our nervous system and the overall quality of our lives.
Individuals who endure psychological abuse often don’t recognize the subtle coercive tactics embedded in their intimate partner’s behavior. However, their nervous system does and these felt reactions are the best clues.
Your Nervous System Is the First to Know