Childhood Emotional Neglect And Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD)

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The Link Between Childhood Emotional Neglect And Avoidant Personality Disorder : It is thought that about 2-3% of individuals within the U.S. suffer from an avoidant personality disorder (AvPD). This disorder can often be linked to childhood emotional neglect. Those who suffer from the disorder tend to be preoccupied with the faults and failings they …

Unloving Mothers : Their Effects On Their Children

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What Are The Effects Of Unloving Mothers? The need of the infant for his/her mother’s love is one which is profound and fundamental. If this love is withheld by a┬ácold, unloving mother, or is inconsistent and unreliable, the emotional consequences for the child can be devastating, adversely impacting on the rest of his/her life, particularly …

Parental Alienation Syndrome And Effect Of Divorce On Children

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What Is The Effect Of Divorce On Children? My own parents divorced when I was eight years old. Initially, when my father left, in order to ‘protect’ me (I assume) my mother told me that my father had moved away to ‘be nearer work’ (he worked in central London and we lived about twenty miles …

Chronic Resentment (And How To Channel Anger Positively).

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Violence in movies and on the small screen is, in case you hadn’t noticed, ubiquitous. Indeed, violent films can gross several hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office. Why are such films so popular? One theory is that they, vicariously and, therefore, innocuously, allow viewers to express their own suppressed anger and violent …

Identity Problems And Their Link To Childhood Trauma

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How are identity problems linked to childhood trauma? Our identity (ie how we define ourselves) is based upon our beliefs, values, memories, behaviours, and how we go about living our lives in general. It comprises, for example, our likes and dislikes, our religious beliefs/lack of beliefs, our general philosophy of life, our political leanings, our …

Feel Permanently, Emotionally Numb? The Possible Roots In Childhood Trauma.

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    Emotional numbness is a coping mechanism that can be necessary to psychologically protect us when traumatic events are occurring. However, emotional numbness becomes a problem if it persists after the traumatic events are over meaning that it no longer serves any useful purpose. For example, emotional numbness may have helped us survive adverse …