Inner Child Wounds


Abandonment Wound
– Feels “left out”
– Fears being left
– Hates being alone
– Co-dependent
– Threatens to leave
– Normally attracts emotionally unavailable people

Guilt Wound
– Feels “sorry” or “bad”
– Doesn’t like to ask for things
– Uses guilt to manipulate
– Is afraid to set boundaries
– Normally attracts people who make them feel guilty

Trust Wound
– Is afraid to be hurt
– Doesn’t trust themselves
– Finds ways to not trust people
– Feels insecure and needs lots of external validation
– Doesn’t feel safe
– Normally attracts people who don’t feel safe

Neglect Wound
– Struggles to let things go
– Has low self-worth
– Gets angry easily
– Struggles to say “no”
– Represses emotions
– Fears being vulnerable
– Normally attracts people
who don’t appreciate them or make them feel “seen”

Stop Saying “Sorry” And Say “Thank You” Instead

stop saying sorry

Unless you’re Canadian, you’re not doing anyone any favors by saying “sorry” all the time. New York based artist Yao Xiao takes this a step further in her comics, where she suggests us to stop saying sorry and say “thank you” instead.

The Internet is full of empty promises and terrible art, but this idea is worth paying attention to; see how using “thank you” instead of “sorry” plays out below.


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Stop Saying “Sorry” And Say “Thank You” Instead