In a dysfunctional family, parents are inadequate or abusive, not enough love available for children.
This sets up an unconscious competition between the children.
Be careful with your words. once they’re said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.
In healthy families, we encourage our children to be loving and close to each other.
In narcissistic families, children are pitted against each other & taught competition.
Survivors of family scapegoating must learn to trust their feelings and perceptions.
Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you didn’t belong.
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.
People who fall into adult trauma bonds seek to the rescued from their painful childhood.
They crave validation from others in an attempt to escape the shame that defines them.
Intellectual boundaries are violated when someone dismisses or belittles your thoughts or ideas.
Trust is like a paper, once it’s crumpled it can’t be perfect.
Don’t ruin your trust with others. Once it’s damaged, we can hardly amend it.
That’s why we have to watch our mouth, words and behaviors constantly. What do you think?
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