I didn’t realize I was lonely growing up. There were always people around. I thought it was normal to go through life experiencing painful experiences and have no one talk about it or ask me about it. That’s actually not okay. And it really affected my ability to form healthy relationships.
“Emotional loneliness is so distressing that a child who experiences it will do whatever is necessary to make some kind of connection with the parent. These children may learn to put other people’s needs first as the price of admission to a relationship. Expecting others to provide support or show interest in them, they take on the role of helping others, convincing everyone that they have few emotional needs of their own. Unfortunately, this tends to create even more loneliness since covering up your deepest needs prevents genuine connection with others.” (p. 15 Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents.)
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