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Key signs of childhood emotional neglect

Published on Nov 12, 2023 06:40 PM IST
  • From difficulty in expressing emotions to ignoring difficult problems rather than addressing them, here are a few signs of childhood emotional neglect.
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Childhood emotional neglect has a deep impact on people and their adult relationships as well. When we are brought up around parents and caregivers with less or no affection for us, we tend to carry that trauma in the later stages of our lives as well. "The absence of emotional support during childhood can be just as harmful and long-lasting as other traumatic experiences. However, because it's not easy to pinpoint when and where the emotional wounds occurred, it can be challenging to recognise and overcome them.⁣⁣," wrote Therapist Emmylou Antonieth Seaman.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 12, 2023 06:40 PM IST

Childhood emotional neglect has a deep impact on people and their adult relationships as well. When we are brought up around parents and caregivers with less or no affection for us, we tend to carry that trauma in the later stages of our lives as well. "The absence of emotional support during childhood can be just as harmful and long-lasting as other traumatic experiences. However, because it's not easy to pinpoint when and where the emotional wounds occurred, it can be challenging to recognise and overcome them.⁣⁣," wrote Therapist Emmylou Antonieth Seaman.(Unsplash)

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The parents and caregivers had a difficult time expressing their own emotions and did not validate our emotions as well. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 12, 2023 06:40 PM IST

The parents and caregivers had a difficult time expressing their own emotions and did not validate our emotions as well. (Unsplash)

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When we tried to express our emotions, we were called oversensitive, and hence we suppressed our emotions. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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When we tried to express our emotions, we were called oversensitive, and hence we suppressed our emotions. (Unsplash)

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The conversations in the family always explored superficial topics, and never deep and meaningful discussions. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The conversations in the family always explored superficial topics, and never deep and meaningful discussions. (Unsplash)

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Emotional expressions of affection did not exist in families – we were made to feel love through actions. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Emotional expressions of affection did not exist in families – we were made to feel love through actions. (Unsplash)

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Difficult problems were usually brushed under the rug and ignored, rather than being addressed. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 12, 2023 06:40 PM IST

Difficult problems were usually brushed under the rug and ignored, rather than being addressed. (Unsplash)

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