Have you struggled with any of these? If the answer is yes, take a moment to offer yourself love & compassion. Allowing your younger self to been seen is powerful and healing.
I hear these comments a lot amongst people who experienced childhood trauma. They have trouble erasing the feeling that they’re somehow different, as if everyone around them seems to know something — how to act, what to say, how to be connected — and that somehow we never got the memo.
Do you ever feel like that? I know I do so you’re not alone. I know we’re not the only ones but it seems to be an enormous part of living with the adult symptoms that follow abuse and neglect in childhood.
Please reach out for help if you’re feeling alone or confused. And remember, many of us feel this way.
— Brian Nadon