Signs you may have been emotionally neglected

Another reblog of an older post on childhood emotional neglect for new followers outlining the symptoms explained by Jonice Webb in her book Running on Empty. ❤

Emerging From The Dark Night

When I first got into sobriety and began to look at the things that led to my addiction it was hard to see what had happened to lead me to this state.  I seemed to come from a good home, albeit one in which there had been a lot of tragedy.  I didn’t really abuse others, although I know my drinking was a source of concern to close friends at the time.  It was more that I carried a deep fear of ever getting close to anyone and this knowing fuelled by alcohol didn’t help me in anyway. I didn’t have much awareness of my emotions at all and as I look back I know how deeply the emotions I did carry were buried.

I was not fully aware then just how powerful my fears of loss and being abandoned again were.  I now know they stem back to the younger…

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3 thoughts on “Signs you may have been emotionally neglected”

  1. There is a lot to ponder here.

    I have often thought about how the precise toll of neglect is hard to reconcile considering WHEN it occurs. The benign- to us adults- is big stuff to children.

    1. Yes, so much of it is hidden and we dont consciously feel or know about it. The feelings can be buried very deep or just present as a sense of emptiness where a person’s presence and support should have been. It was a revelation to me to read this book, it put a lot into perspective for me, personally.

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