Robyn provides some good information. This is something I know many survivors struggle with –
Well-meant urging or pressure to reach out in a time of need does not work for those who have experienced trauma in their lives. Something (seemingly) simple like accepting a compliment may be painfully hard. But the ability to integrate these fears and hesitations is crucial to our work in helping others live a fuller, more balanced life.
Have you found successful ways to reach out and build relationships despite the struggles? Did some of what Robyn talks about seem to fit with what you’ve learned, or would you add something?