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TV advertisements bombard us with happy families, with pop culture showing family dinner time as a fun and relaxed time.
In reality, this isn't always the case with everyone.
Childhood has for most people been traumatic or disappointing. A tough upbringing is not something to resent, but something that has made you stronger.
“Reparenting” is a process that brings in self-understanding, maturing and healing.
We have to acknowledge that our childhood traumas and unfulfilled needs were not our parents' fault as they did their best, and in most cases didn't neglect anything.
Reparenting is a way to get out the chains of the past, and understanding that our parents love us and never intentionally wanted to hurt us.
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Journal about the experiences in your relationship that trigger behaviors you experience as self-sabotaging. Ask yourself: What was happening? What did you feel at the time? What were you afraid of? How likely is it that the outcome you feared would happen?
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When a child grows up in a dysfunctional home with unavailable parents, the child takes on the role of caretaker, learn to put the parents need first, and repress and disregard their own needs.
As the child becomes an adult, he or she repeats the same dynamic in their adult relationships.
Resentment builds when you don’t recognize your own needs and wants. A common behavioral tendency is to overreact or lash out when your partner lets you down.