Understanding The Dynamics Of A Dysfunctional Family And 5 Ways To Recover From One

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No matter what happened in your past, or what is happening in this current moment, it’s all moot if you can’t love yourself for who and what you are. In order to find happiness, you have to find a way to love yourself — the good and the bad — and you have to find a way to forgive yourself for the missteps and mistakes that led you to where you are today.

Don’t let mental and emotional setbacks draw you away from the course you are setting now. Don’t let negative and destructive caretakers set you back or delay you any longer from being the person you want to be. You’ve waited long enough to lead the life you’ve been dreaming of, and now the only person hold you back is you.

Break free of the toxic patterns that defined your childhood and become the sensational and transformative pattern that was created to move the world around them.

Putting it all together…

When we are raised in broken or dysfunctional homes, it can seriously warp the person we become and the way we see the world around us. Finding our way back to the person we were always meant to be means releasing the trauma and cultivating the knowledge that enables us to let go of the rage and the pain.

Our families don’t have to define us. Break free of the negative patterns and rediscover your joy be rediscovering yourself.

Find professional help, and look for someone who has experience in family issues or trauma specifically. There is no shame in talking to a mental health professional. They can unlock new avenues of perspective for us and make it easier for us to get to the healing we’re so desperately seeking.

Once you’ve addressed your issues medically and mentally, you can get to do your own work — diving deep to get back to the heart of who you were always meant to be. Become the parent you always deserved, and rescue your own inner child by learning how to master the negative inner narrative that’s holding you back.

We do not have to be the victims of our upbringing forever. When we cultivate understanding, we can empower ourselves to heal; but that takes looking deep into the places we’ve kept dark for so long. Lean into the positive relationships you’ve built and commit to the journey. You can find your way back to happiness again, but you’ve got to be willing to go the distance.

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Written By E.B. Johnson
Originally Appeared In Medium
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E.B. Johnson

E.B. Johnson is a certified Life Coach, NLP-MP practitioner, and entrepreneur who writes about psychology, relationships, and the growth mindset. Through self-esteem sessions and a focus on the internal relationship with self, she helps others thrive.View Author posts