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Toxic Family

How to deal with #toxic families, and relationships. Setting boundaries with toxic people, childhood trauma, personal growth.
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Registration is OPEN for the Dysfunctional Family Detox! 14 incredible speakers will teach on topics ranging from complex PTSD to adult child syndrome, to chronic pain and narcissistic abuse, and many more. Click through to learn more and get your free ticket.
Heal adult self-sabotage at the Dysfuntional Family Detox
Registration is OPEN for the Dysfunctional Family Detox! 14 incredible speakers will teach on topics ranging from complex PTSD to adult child syndrome, to chronic pain and narcissistic abuse, and many more. Click through to learn more and get your free ticket.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
We often think of fear of rejection in terms of feeling cast out from the group or abandoned. This fear is a common symptom of complex ptsd, due to rejection by the primary caregiver. However, a subtler form of rejection can make you avoid asking for what you want. Primary Caregiver, Complex Ptsd, Toxic Family, Setting Boundaries, Get What You Want, Childhood Trauma, Overcoming Fear, Toxic People, Rejection
How to overcome fear of rejection — Laura K. Connell
We often think of fear of rejection in terms of feeling cast out from the group or abandoned. This fear is a common symptom of complex ptsd, due to rejection by the primary caregiver. However, a subtler form of rejection can make you avoid asking for what you want.
If the approaching holidays create in you feelings of fear and anxiety, you’re not alone. When we grow up in a dysfunctional home we learn to cater to the needs and wants of others instead of ourselves. That means the holidays are a time of obligation, over giving, and fear that no matter what you do, it will never be enough. Dysfunctional Family Roles, The Way You Are, How Are You Feeling, Stop Expecting, Feeling Empty, Life And Death, Catering
How childhood trauma makes you dread the holidays
If the approaching holidays create in you feelings of fear and anxiety, you’re not alone. When we grow up in a dysfunctional home we learn to cater to the needs and wants of others instead of ourselves. That means the holidays are a time of obligation, over giving, and fear that no matter what you do, it will never be enough.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
If you’re struggling with dysfunctional family dynamics, one thing that keeps you stuck is needing to know why. You believe that answering the question of why family members treated you the way they did will give you some kind of closure. What if I told you that closure is a myth and you may never get the answers you seek? Family Dynamics, Dysfunctional Family, Connell, Tell Her, Personal Growth
Why it’s important to let go of needing to know why — Laura K. Connell
If you’re struggling with dysfunctional family dynamics, one thing that keeps you stuck is needing to know why. You believe that answering the question of why family members treated you the way they did will give you some kind of closure. What if I told you that closure is a myth and you may never get the answers you seek?
There are good reasons why a ringing phone feels ominous and someone asking to speak with you feels torturous. Maybe you grew up in a home where you got in trouble without knowing why. Difference Of Opinion, Fear Of The Unknown, Positive Self Talk, Do It Anyway, Ominous, Coping Mechanisms
How to understand your fear of getting in trouble — Laura K. Connell
There are good reasons why a ringing phone feels ominous and someone asking to speak with you feels torturous. Maybe you grew up in a home where you got in trouble without knowing why.
Dysfunctional families are invested in misunderstanding you. They need to tell themselves you're wrong, otherwise they might have to look at themselves. Acknowledging your point of view would mean accepting that something needs to change and they don't want that. Set You Free, Resentments, Misunderstandings
Why dysfunctional families won't change
Dysfunctional families are invested in misunderstanding you. They need to tell themselves you're wrong, otherwise they might have to look at themselves. Acknowledging your point of view would mean accepting that something needs to change and they don't want that.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
When the scapegoat leaves, it is often after a long period of gaslighting and bullying that has created a strong sense of self-loathing. Once they finally realize the futility of their efforts to make their family understand them, the scapegoat leaves to start a new life on their terms. Family Scapegoat, Toxic Family Quotes, Personal Care, Journal Writing Prompts, Gaslighting
Why the scapegoat leaves and how to survive the fallout — Laura K. Connell
When the scapegoat leaves, it is often after a long period of gaslighting and bullying that has created a strong sense of self-loathing. Once they finally realize the futility of their efforts to make their family understand them, the scapegoat leaves to start a new life on their terms.
cycle breaker Family Bonding, Focus On Yourself, Breakers
If you're a cycle breaker who thinks you can change your dysfunctional family...
As long as you think you have the power to change your dysfunctional family, you will never be free. The best thing you can do for your healing is to forget about them and focus on you.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
parentification Children, Parents, Siblings, Feelings, Younger, Family, Child, Role
Signs you've experienced parentification
Parentification is a role reversal where the child takes on responsibilities that should belong to the parent. You may not realize you’ve been parentified because you didn’t have to cook dinner or care for younger siblings. If you had to manage your parent’s emotions or act as their confidante, that is parentification, too.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
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Dysfunctional Family Detox online retreat
14 experts over 3 days will teach you strategies you can use to overcome the impact of toxic family dynamics, even if you feel like you've tried everything. Learn how to overcome narcissistic abuse, family estrangement, scapegoating, and more.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
dysfunctional family roles Scapegoat, Losing A Child, Toxic Relationships, Quiz
Take the dysfunctional family roles quiz
Are you the scapegoat, lost child, or family enabler? Find out your role in the dysfunctional family by taking this 2-minute quiz. (And what to do about it)
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Have you been told you’re responsible for healing after trauma? Someone says it’s not your fault what happened to you, but it’s your responsibility to heal from it. While it may be true, this advice always hit me the wrong way. What Happened To You, Fault, Wrong, No Response, Advice, Healing
How to stop feeling triggered about being responsible for healing — Laura K. Connell
Have you been told you’re responsible for healing after trauma? Someone says it’s not your fault what happened to you, but it’s your responsibility to heal from it. While it may be true, this advice always hit me the wrong way.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
The major cause of feeling over responsible in adulthood is having unmet needs in childhood. Those unmet needs alter our view of ourselves so we feel we don’t matter or won’t be loved for who we are. Thoughts And Feelings, Life
How childhood trauma makes you over responsible
The major cause of feeling over responsible in adulthood is having unmet needs in childhood. Those unmet needs alter our view of ourselves so we feel we don’t matter or won’t be loved for who we are.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
How to know if you're part of a dysfunctional family. True Relationship, Dysfunctional Family System, Lack Of Intimacy, Conditional Love, Family Systems, Family Rules
5 signs of a dysfunctional family
How to know if you're part of a dysfunctional family.
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
Self Care for the Soul | Self Care, Boundaries, Personal Growth
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How to know you have a narcissistic mother wound — Laura K. Connell
The word ‘no’ would not cross your lips in relation to your narcissistic mother’s demands. This becomes a subconscious response to the wrath she unleashes on you if you deny her wishes.