Because perfect families don’t exist, everyone has family issues to some degree. Your family of origin is where you learn about life, relationships, and who you are. However, some families don’t provide a safe or healthy context in which to do that. If that was your experience as a child you had to adapt to the unhealthiness of your family system in order to be okay and have some semblance of security. These adaptations became your ‘normal’ and served you well as a child, but may get in your way as an adult. For example, your ability to shut down your feelings allowed you to get through some horrible experiences, but now you realize that you aren’t able to feel sad or painful feelings.
The impact of your experience in your family can show up in various ways such as:
- Unhealthy boundaries
- Compulsive behaviors
- Self-esteem issues
- Relationship issues
I can help you understand and change the childhood adaptations with which you may still be living. Please contact me if you would like to schedule an appointment.