Self-Image: Can Childhood Trauma Set Someone Up To Believe That They Don’t Deserve To Exist?
Due to what someone went through as a child and even before they were born, they can believe that they don’t deserve to be on this earth. However, while this core belief, along with others, will be defining their life, it doesn’t mean that they will be aware of it.Let Me Keep On Using You
There are so many ways someone may ask to ‘keep on using you.’ Most times the words are unspoken but actions tell the story. There may be an unspoken agreement to play these roles; that of needing to use another’s strength and the willingness to stand in the position of offering that strength. It almost always involves some kind of loss; a relationship, hurtful betrayals, a loss of income or position, physical health or even life. These are all major events in a lifetime no matter who suffers the loss. These are the major stressors in life.If Only My Fishing Rod Could Talk
It has been a busy week, more so than any other week. Just when I thought I was caught up, something else presented itself without my permission. That seems to be what life is all about. I remember my father telling me when I complained to him how busy my life was and how my employer wanted me to do a lot of work, “Son, that’s life. To be sure, he was right. My father has been right many times, and if only I would have listened to him, I would not have experienced some of the problems that I did. Just don’t let him know I said that. In the middle of trying to sort out my mess this week, I sat back in my chair, took a deep sigh, and then noticed my old fishing rod in my office corner. It has been there ever since we moved into this house. I forgot that it was there, and as I looked at it, I remembered some of the times I had with that old fishing rod.Child Abuse: Is It Normal For Someone To Idealise One Parent And To Demonise The Other?
If someone was abused and/or neglected during their early years, it doesn’t mean that they will be aware of this. Due to how much time has passed and the defences that they have in place, they might not be able to remember what took place at this stage of their life.Being A Justice Warrior
Many people express interest in justice and are engaged in activities to that end. Observing many news items in our culture provide evidence of a woefully deficient understanding of justice. I wrote this piece to stimulate wholesome thinking on the subject.