Adults who were emotionally neglected in childhood can be quite perfectionistic and hard on themselves. But for many, it does not stop there.
Why? Because the messages of Childhood Emotional Neglect run deep. They go to the heart of the child, and stay with him for a lifetime. They not only damage his ability to understand and trust his own feelings, they damage his ability to understand and trust himself.
The messages of CEN are like invisible infusions of guilt and shame that happen every day in the life of the child.
[For more of this story, written by Jonice Webb, go to https://blogs.psychcentral.com...-how-to-defeat-them/]