Today has been a rollercoaster, but I didn't think I would be feeling like this tonight. Instead, I am feeling ashamed, guilty and fearful.
There's a lot of lists with good virtues, tricks that get you far in life or psychological growth secrets. However, there is nothing as simple and life-changing as this.
The lines between empathy and codependency are blurred for many of us. Are you feeling more than you have to, and can you assert yourself?
Children of dysfunctional homes often end up repeating the same relationship patterns they learned early on, first of all with themselves. This is what feels safe and known; our nervous system and brain is still stuck in fight-or-flight mode and cannot distinguish toxic patterns from healthy ones. We practise self-abandonment before others do.Did you have... Continue Reading →