Repetition Compulsion

Kari BrowningBlog, Healing

We are often drawn to unsafe connections because they feel familiar. There is a psychological theory for this called “repetition compulsion.” This is where we have a tendency to repeat situations that feel familiar.

For example, if someone grew up with a parent who verbally abused them, they may subconsciously seek out relationships with abusive people.

By doing healing work, you can stop the “repetition compulsion.”