Suffering through abuse or neglect crushes a child's confidence. Combined with the poor sense of self, that low confidence makes social interactions difficult. This creates social anxiety and isolation and makes it feel easier to be alone. Feelings, Anxiety Causes, Parenting Fail, Childhood Trauma, Extroverted Introvert, Understanding Yourself, Trauma, Neglect, Feeling Of Loneliness
How childhood trauma creates social anxiety & isolation
Suffering through abuse or neglect crushes a child's confidence. Combined with the poor sense of self, that low confidence makes social interactions difficult. This creates social anxiety and isolation and makes it feel easier to be alone.
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How to be vulnerable in relationships
Why do we struggle to be vulnerable in relationships? How to be vulnerable in relationships 6 ways.
avoidance Mental Health, Coping Mechanisms, Coping Strategies, Toxic Family, Learning To Love Yourself, Difficult Conversations
How to overcome avoidance strategies as coping mechanisms — Laura K. Connell
If you grew up with unmet childhood needs, you may have adopted avoidance strategies as a way to cope. As a child, you were too young to face your emotional or physical abuse or neglect. So, you found ways to soothe yourself that allowed you to avoid dealing with the truth.
boundaries
Boundaries: 4 truths I've learned that may surprise you — Laura K. Connell
#3 - some people won't like them. When you start protecting yourself through boundaries, you may be surprised at the reactions you get.
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Signs you're in a fantasy relationship and how to stop — Laura K. Connell
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Is forgiveness necessary for healing?
Is forgiveness necessary for healing? Forcing yourself to forgive means denying your true feelings. Isn’t that what we’re trying to stop doing?
reparenting yourself Setting Boundaries, Inner Critic, Boundaries, Broken Relationships, Relationship, Self
How to reparent yourself to heal from unmet childhood needs
Do you struggle with any of the following? An intense inner critic Self-sabotage Family estrangement Broken relationships Trouble setting boundaries Come to the free Reparenting Yourself Retreat where you'll learn to heal all these and more. 15 trauma-informed speakers over 3 days, and prizes, too!
core gifts Inner Child Healing, Parenting Hacks, How Are You Feeling, Feeling Invisible, Take Care Of Yourself, Dating, Mom Blogs
How to stop hiding your core gifts
In the book Deeper Dating, the author says the things we hide are our core gifts. If you’re a sensitive person, for example, you may have tried to develop a thick skin. But what if your sensitivity is your gift to the world?
attachment styles Attachment Styles, Love Hurts, Healthy Life, Psychology, Physics, It Hurts, Quick Saves
Signs of insecure (avoidant and anxious) attachment style
The #1 reason we struggle in relationships is often due to our attachment style. The three main types of attachment styles are secure, avoidant, and anxious. These develop in childhood depending on whether our emotional and physical needs were met.
Have you ever felt a relationship go to the next level after you have a fight for the first time then come back together? This is the magic of rupture and repair, an essential component to healthy relationships. Here are 4 healing actions that are usually involved. Healthy Relationships, Comebacks, First Time, Connect, Connell
Rupture and repair in relationships
Have you ever felt a relationship go to the next level after you have a fight for the first time then come back together? This is the magic of rupture and repair, an essential component to healthy relationships. Here are 4 healing actions that are usually involved.
love addiction Getting To Know You, Emotional Abuse, Recovering Addict, Addiction
What are the signs of love addiction?
Love addiction is different from sex addiction and affects women more than men. The most common reason is childhood emotional neglect and abuse. Here are 5 signs of love addiction:
fear of intimacy People, Intimacy Issues, Relationship Therapy, Fear Of Relationships, Relationship Issues, Overcoming Fear
Signs of fear of intimacy and how to overcome
Signs of fear of intimacy, what causes fear of intimacy. How to overcome fear of intimacy.
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How to deal with avoidant attachment style in dating
People with avoidant attachment style dominate the dating pool because their style values independence over relationship and avoids emotional intimacy.
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You can forgive someone and refuse to reconcile with them
You can forgive someone and refuse to reconcile with them. That’s healthy self-protection. Forgiving someone with whom you’ve gone no contact still offers many benefits.
monopolize conversation Conversation, Deal, Emotions, Let It Be, Monologues
How to deal with people who monopolize conversation
When people monopolize conversation, you don’t have to stick around and listen. How to deal with people who monopolize conversation - 5 strategies.