Trauma Bonding with Narcissistic Mother: It has been found that four situations or conditions are present that serve as a foundation for the development of Stockholm Syndrome. These four situations can be found in hostage situations, severe abuse, and abusive relationships: 1. The presence of a perceived threat to one’s physical or psychological survival and the belief that the abuser will carry out the threat. 2. The presence of a perceived small kindness from the abuser to the victim 3. I
It's a scary thing to watch when this happens to a loved one or friend. You feel helpless in how to help them. If you say anything, the abusive controlling person will even try to turn them against you!