Why People Deny Childhood Trauma and Its Results (SelfArcheology.com)

Why do people think they had a good, normal childhood, or deny childhood trauma and its results altogether?

I often hear people say things like:

My childhood was normal. 

Yes, there were some good things and some bad things – but that's life.

My mother got sad, distant, or angry when I didn't perform well or acted badly, and my father sometimes hit me with a belt – but it was for my own good. All of this helped me to become a better person – and I'm thankful for it. 

Yes, sometimes I feel depressed, very lonely, or empty – but we all feel like that. 

My parents were strict, but they loved me and I turned out fine. 

Yes, some people experienced a lot of abuse growing up, but I was never traumatized, and I don't have any inner wounds.

I look at people, and I can very easily see the symptoms of childhood trauma. I see children being abused, and I see grownups with numerous inner wounds that resulted from being traumatized. It’s obvious to me. I see childhood trauma and its effects everywhere around me and all around the world. I see it today, and at any time in human history.

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I am so grateful to know that once you realize that you have been settling for "that's the way it is" that there is a new way to look at life and that it is ok to ask for what you need and expect Joy!  

Thank you for sharing this!


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