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What is parentification trauma? How to heal?

Published on Jan 09, 2024 03:09 PM IST
  • From exploring vulnerability to Progressive Muscle Relaxation, here are a few ways to heal from parentification trauma.
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When we are brought up in dysfunctional homes, we often take up the role of the parent at an early age. This often happens when our parents are emotionally immature. Hence, we learn to take care of the house, manage conflicts and keep peace very early in life. However, this also affects the adult relationships we get into later in life. Psychologist Caroline Middelsdorf addressed parentification trauma and how we can heal ourselves.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 09, 2024 03:09 PM IST

When we are brought up in dysfunctional homes, we often take up the role of the parent at an early age. This often happens when our parents are emotionally immature. Hence, we learn to take care of the house, manage conflicts and keep peace very early in life. However, this also affects the adult relationships we get into later in life. Psychologist Caroline Middelsdorf addressed parentification trauma and how we can heal ourselves.(Unsplash)

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Even though parentification trauma can make us look very mature at an early age, we miss out on having a carefree childhood. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 09, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Even though parentification trauma can make us look very mature at an early age, we miss out on having a carefree childhood. (Unsplash)

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Hence, these responsibilities further complicate future relationships. We are also reinforced with the heavy burden. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 09, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Hence, these responsibilities further complicate future relationships. We are also reinforced with the heavy burden. (Unsplash)

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Exploring vulnerability, confiding in trusted friends and family can help us to seek the lost childhood we deserved. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 09, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Exploring vulnerability, confiding in trusted friends and family can help us to seek the lost childhood we deserved. (Unsplash)

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a technique that we can practice every day to relax our nervous system and make it feel safe. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 09, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a technique that we can practice every day to relax our nervous system and make it feel safe. (Unsplash)

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Practicing self-care activities, engaging in things we love, and taking care of ourselves can make us set ourselves as the priority. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 09, 2024 03:09 PM IST

Practicing self-care activities, engaging in things we love, and taking care of ourselves can make us set ourselves as the priority. (Unsplash)

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