How do I know if I suffer from emotional neglect?
Most of us weren't raised in families that taught healthy emotional skills. If no one noticed how you felt, talked about emotions, or showed you how to handle them - you can grow up with a deep feeling of being alone, depressed, or disappointed in life and relationships.
From this article - 10 beliefs you may have (that are untrue!) if you neglect your emotions:
1. It's not good to be too happy or too sad.
2. You are overly sensitive.
3. Your needs and preferences are irrelevant.
4. Talking about a problem will unnecessarily burden other people.
5. Crying is a weakness.
6. Others will judge you for showing your feelings.
7. Anger is a negative emotion and should be avoided.
8. Relying on another is setting yourself up for disappointment.
9. Others are not interested in what you have to say.
10. You are alone in the world.
These are just old, outdated beliefs - they're not the truth - and you don't have to believe them anymore. Pick up Jonice Webb's excellent book, Running on Empty, or , contact me and let's focus on you and helping to stop the struggle that's preventing you from thriving in your life and relationships.