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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.
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There are a few ways in which can move on from pain and stress, towards acceptance and love:
During the holiday season, many people are uncomfortable to spend time with their families due to a history of personal fights or disagreements.
15 % of Americans say that having a family dinner stresses them out because of the resulting arguments.
“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 deep wounds and scars that run in the family make people prone to various health conditions due to stress.
Chronic conditions like headaches and strokes are diagnosed due to a family's emotional climate.
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Since you had to grow up too early too soon, you might be trained to become hyper-independent. You are incredibly self-reliant that it may feel impossible to be vulnerable or seek help from others.
Being highly self-reliant was your only option in a household with only...
We come out of our family of origin with a blueprint of how we attach to others. The closer someone is to another person, the greater the likelihood that their attachment style can become challenged, and that the strains will bring out their worst qualities, such as jealousy
Parents and their children aren't 100% attuned towards each other and that is a normal phenomenon. A study showed that even a healthy and securely attached family, the parents and their children, were only in sync 30% of the time. The remaining 70% shows that there were miscommunications and ...
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