If you suffer from childhood emotional neglect understanding and trusting your emotions is difficult. This post distills some information on the subject from Jonice Webb’s book that I referred to my post yesterday on being unseen. Hope its helpful to new followers.
The following excerpt from Jonice Webb’s book Running on Empty : Overcoming Your Childhood Emotional Neglect may help you if you struggle with emotions. I know in my own life a lot of problems were caused by not understanding nor fully accepting or trusting my own feelings. An education in a Catholic school taught me certain emotions were really bad, such as anger. Ideally in childhood we should be helped to understand and identify our emotions so we can use the information they give us and respond wisely, but if we were emotionally neglected we never got to build these skills. I hope this excerpt may be of help to others who struggle with understanding and accepting their emotions.
If you were emotionally neglected, chances are you have difficulty with accepting and trusting your feelings. Some emotionally neglected people are completely unaware of the existence of emotions. Others…
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