“I feel really hurt by what he said to me…but I might have heard it wrong.”
“When I was little I cried a bunch and I vividly remember my mom telling me to “suck it up. It’s not that big of a deal”
“I know the scale doesn’t lie but 115 pounds at 5’9 feels and looks really heavy on me…”
For those who grew up being ignored, attacked, or abandoned–in any way–likely struggle with owning and accepting their own reality. Consider this: you witnessed your mom hitting your dad and it scared you…alot. When you ask why mommy was hitting daddy, you were told that what you saw didn’t happen and that everything is fine. When this type of denial of your own experience happens consistently over a period of time, you begin to question your own thoughts, feelings, behaviors and even how you experience your own body.
Core Symptom #3: Difficulty owning our own reality