A healthy family is one that cherish individuality. You gained support while manage to develop your own self identity.
In unhealthy / dysfunctional family, the boundaries are violated and everyone is so enmeshed together emotionally.
This structure will destroy child development, his / her individuality which end up ruin his / her relationship with others when they step into adulthood or have their own families.
How’s your family system and how it affect you?
In abusive family, no one for a child to tell and hide.
They kept the pain to themselves while a part of them died.
You take rejection and failure very hard. Children of toxic parents often have a terrifying reaction to anything that isn’t stellar success.
A narcissist will put the child down to make them feel inferior and worthless so that they struggle to maintain level of confidence needed to exist independently.
Parents actively resist you showing autonomy and becoming an independently entity.
Everyone needs to set boundaries for themselves. Toxic parents override boundaries at every turn.
Shutting out a child with the silent treatment is very damaging and immature.
Toxic parents constantly force children to suppress their own feelings in order to appease their parents.
Toxic individuals constantly force children to suppress their own feelings in order to appease their parents.
Scapegoated children and adults may suffer from chronic insecurity in relationships.