By Luisa Tam, South China Morning Post, October 27, 2019
Unresolved childhood issues that often lie dormant for years can suddenly come flooding back. Not only can this be painful for the individual, but it can hurt our relationships with other people, especially romantic ones.
They say a difficult childhood can have many lifelong negative effects, such as the inability to form meaningful and long-lasting relationships, build trust, or intimacy with another person.
We all desire love and connections because we want to feel safe, be heard, seen and understood. In the absence of these, it can make us feel alone, alienated, unloved and depressed, says Michelle Harris, a personal, relationship and couples’ empowerment guide.