Would you be able to point out some really stable points in time where your parent was everything you needed?
Would you be able to point out some really unstable points in time?
If you are able to point out both you most likely had a “normal” upbringing.
But if all you can recall are negative and unstable periods of time that were possibly even traumatic, you most likely grew up under an unhealthy and psychologically unstable parent.
In this article/video, I discuss the 25 signs your parent may have been unstable.
When most people think of parents they think of individuals who are loving, supportive, caring, healthy, stable, and goal-oriented. The parent has decided to take care of the child/children they have brought into the world. There is almost like this inherent or “built-in” promise to raise and love the child.
But when a parent is unable to live up to this expectation and this common perception of parenthood, the child can experience symptoms of trauma as well as other symptoms such as anxiety and depression.
In the video below, I discuss these concepts and more in my most recent video: