Are you experiencing any of these patterns in your life?
Constantly people-pleasing and seeking approval from others.
Neglecting your own needs to meet the needs of others.
Finding yourself in relationships with people you need to rescue.
Feeling either scared of or rebellious toward people in authority.
Having difficulty expressing your feelings to others.
Lost sense of identity.
Feeling responsible for things that are out of your control.
Judging yourself harshly and have low self-esteem.
We may not recognize at first how deeply our childhood experiences still impact us today. As an adult, you are finding yourself in these relationships filled with drama, distrust, and you are not feeling loved. You might be wondering, “Why do I keep attracting these unhealthy relationships?”
These are just a few of the common patterns from having a parent with addiction or mental health problems.
Now you’re probably thinking, “I am not affected by my parents. I had a good childhood. what does this have to do with my current relationships?”
This is not about blaming your loved ones or making them out to be bad people. This is about you taking responsibility for what is currently making you unhappy, choosing to do the hard work to unpack the past, and make necessary changes starting today, to have the future you want and deserve.
Through our work together, I’ve seen my clients experience these results:
Better able to identify how their patterns get in their way on a daily basis.
Challenge those old unhelpful beliefs about themselves and the world.
Speak honestly and lovingly to assert their needs with others.
Have their emotional needs met.
Learn to say “No.”
Healthier relationships with honest communication.
Truly breaking the cycle of unhealthy family dynamics.
If you are curious to know if this is for you, click here for a brief article on Adult Children of Alcoholics.