Stop trying to win the favor of abusive and uncaring family members or friends.
Anyone who engages in this inappropriate behavior has personality problems, especially a parent who did not love their child.
Children of toxic parents could have PhDs in justifying why their parents treated them so badly.
Adult children of toxic parents often don’t really acknowledge that their parents did anything wrong, until therapy.
In abusive family, no one for a child to tell and hide.
They kept the pain to themselves while a part of them died.
Feel out of touch with your real self. Many children of toxic parents find it exceptionally difficult to identify who they are once they grow up.
Put your own emotional needs last – grew up with a verbally, physically abusive parent, or a manipulative one, your own emotional life will always come last in the hierarchy of household.
Anyone can have a child and call themselves “a parent”.
A real parent is someone who puts that child above their own selfish needs & wants.
Lead to self-sabotage, destructive relationship behavior, neediness, or a variety of other attachment problems.
Unhealthy view of relationships – if a parent who exploded, constantly overcritical, vanished or demanded perfection, we don’t have a healthy view of real, caring relationships.
Parent asking the child to be their parent, and to fix and support them.