10 Signs of Unresolved Trauma from Your Childhood and How to Deal with It

Dealing with unresolved trauma isn’t as simple as trying to be more positive. This kind of trauma goes deep with its roots. I seem to always be talking about trauma, abuse or some other unresolved issues. By now, you’d think I’d been cured of all my problems, but I’m not.…

3 Neglected Social Anxiety Causes That Could Explain Your Mental Issues

Social anxiety is a common mental disorder in today’s world. According to estimates, around 7% of the US population were diagnosed in the past year while about 12% of American adults experience the symptoms at some point in their lives. What causes social anxiety? It is not totally clear what…

8 Signs You Grew Up as the Family Scapegoat and How to Heal from It

Were you blamed for almost everything when you grew up? If so, you could possibly have been the family scapegoat. The family scapegoat is the portion of the dysfunctional family that takes the brunt of every situation. No matter what happened, even if the situation could not possibly be any…

What Is the Problem Child in a Dysfunctional Family and 5 Signs This Was You

Within dysfunctional families resides the problem child. Are you the problem child in your dysfunctional family? You would be surprised by how many people grew up in a dysfunctional family. These people may have been neglected or even the problem child in this situation, depending on their actions and role…

7 Ways Alcoholic Parents Ruin Their Children’s Psyches and Lives

Alcoholic parents aren’t just a nuisance to themselves. Being an alcoholic can actually not only affect the person who drinks, but also their offspring as well. Personally, I didn’t grow up with alcoholic parents, but my children did. My ex-husband was an alcoholic and I remember many times, trying to…

4 Struggles a Child Raised in a Single-Parent Family May Have Later in Life

The number of children being raised in a single-parent family is higher than ever before. In earlier civilisations, the untimely death of a partner was usually the only circumstance surrounding a single-parent family. But in the modern era, there are many reasons that contribute to the sharp increase of single-parent…

7 Subtle Ways Childhood Trauma Affects You When You Are an Adult

Childhood trauma comes in many forms. No matter what form it may take, the after-effects can create strange actions as an adult. If you’ve experienced childhood trauma, then one thing’s for sure, you cannot forget. That’s just the tip of the iceberg as well. Childhood trauma, whether it’s bullying or…

6 Signs Your Emotional Needs Are Not Met (and What to Do about It)

As human beings, we have basic needs in order to remain healthy and stable. Emotional needs are often the most neglected requirements. We may take for granted just how much our emotional needs matter. The truth is, our emotional needs play a huge part in a healthy mentality. They can…

How Narcissistic Personality Is Formed: 4 Things That Turn Children into Narcissists

What causes someone to develop a narcissistic personality? Is it their environment, their genes, or could it be the way they were parented? There have been many studies that attempt to find out the origins of a narcissistic personality. Research suggests narcissism is created, not innate, and that certain factors…