Thank you @healingisthenewcool !! Understanding trauma and how it effects us is profoundly important for growth, and healthy relationships.
I’ve recently been involved in conversations regarding adults who mentally are still children who are raising and parenting children. (emotionally children parents). It’s complicated but we all have trauma and if we are lucky (this is a gift we give ourselves ) we have the resources or a person who helps us see that we need to to work through the trauma at some juncture. This doesn’t always happen, so if you deal with adults who act like children they probably are stuck at the age when their trauma happened. This is the place where they got the most attention or felt the most powerful.
Women who are adults but thrive on middle school style drama are mentally and emotionally still in middle school. They are the drama loving doubt casting mean girls in disguise as moms. Have empathy for the tape that is playing in their head, and remember it’s not you. They love drama anytime anywhere it feeds them, it’s a pattern. As a healed adult it’s your choice to participate or not.
This is a follow up to my last post.
This is so incredibly SPOT ON. That I just had to share it 💥
Thank you @letstalk.mentalhealth for summing up SO much in an Instagram SQUARE ♥️
Because we all love familiar pain. And because it takes a whole lot of strength and courage to meet your hurting and wounded inner child, in order to understand them, acknowledge their pain, sit with them. Becoming a wise inner parent and friend to your inner child, is a process. A journey.
When you start to love that child in you, you wouldn’t wait for others to love you first. Because that’s when you’ve started to love yourself in a way that you won’t ever take/accept shitty behaviour from the world, at the expense of yourself 🔥
Because “healing your trauma sets you free” 🕊 - 13 minutes ago