5 Ways Childhood Emotional Neglect Causes Depression in Adulthood

You can begin to feel more varied emotions. You can learn how to use your anger in a healthy, protective way. You can learn the emotional skills that you missed.

2)  Accept that your feelings are your friend.

Your emotions are a source of vitality and richness. Without them, you are living in a gray world, devoid of the color that others experience.

Reclaiming your feelings and learning to use them will connect you, relieve you and enrich you.

 

3) Reach out

CEN taught you to circle your wagons, but those wagons are now holding you separate. Learning to let your wagons loosen will open the world to you. With more people on your side of the wall, you will no longer feel so alone.

 

Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) is invisible. Yet it makes you struggle with emotions throughout your adult life and makes you more prone to depression.

To find out if you are affected by CEN, take the Childhood Emotional Neglect Test.


Written by Dr. Jonice Webb
This article was originally published on Psychcentral.com and
has been republished here with the permission of the author

Source – DrJoniceWebb.com

 

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5 Ways Childhood Emotional Neglect Causes Depression in Adulthood

Dr. Jonice Webb
Dr. Jonice Webb knows that it is possible to recover from Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN)& trade, and lead a connected and fulfilled life. That's why she is dedicated to shining a light on this powerful but invisible force from childhood. To give people a common language to talk about it, and to offer an explanation to the scores of people who are suffering in silence, wondering what is wrong with them. She is a recognized psychologist expert with over 25 years of experience, and the author of the best-selling books Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect and  Running On Empty No More: Transform Your Relationships With Your Partner, Your Parents & Your Children

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