Joe Ryan

It’s Not You, It’s Your Trauma - Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, Anxiety & Recovery - Joe Ryan

Joe Ryan

  • EP 0085 - Why We Choose Toxic Relationships

EP 0085 - Why We Choose Toxic Relationships

Thursday 20th June 2024

Joe Ryan discusses why we choose toxic relationships, exploring childhood influences and offering steps to build self-worth and healthier connections.
16 minutes
Eye-opening
Honest
Informative
Encouraging
Supportive

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Trauma - Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, Anxiety & Recovery - Joe Ryan
Author:
Joe Ryan
Overview:
Categories:
Recovery from Trauma
Healing from Sexual Trauma
Healing Relationships
Recovery Reimagined
Creative Recovery Journeys
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Breaking Free from Toxic Relationships: Joe Ryan’s Guide

Episode Overview

  • Childhood dynamics often influence adult relationship choices.
  • Self-abandonment and codependency are common in toxic relationships.
  • Recognising toxic traits is crucial for breaking the cycle.
  • Building self-worth is essential for healthier connections.
  • Practical steps can help you move towards better relationships.
You’re just recreating it. What’s not normal is somebody treating me well.
Why do we keep falling into toxic relationships? In this eye-opening episode of 'It’s Not You, It’s Your Trauma', Joe Ryan tackles the tough questions about why we choose partners who are emotionally unavailable, abusive, or neglectful. Drawing from his own experiences, Joe explains how childhood dynamics with narcissistic or emotionally distant parents set the stage for these harmful adult relationships.
He breaks down the cycle of self-abandonment and codependency that many of us unknowingly repeat, seeking validation from partners who mirror our early caregivers. Joe's raw and honest reflections help listeners identify the roots of their relationship patterns and encourage them to build self-worth and healthier connections. His candid approach makes you question your own choices and offers practical steps to break free from the cycle.
By the end of the episode, you'll feel more equipped to recognise toxic traits and understand the importance of working on yourself first. Ready to break the cycle and find healthier relationships? This episode is a must-listen.