2 thoughts on “6 Ways Intergenerational Trauma Impacts Families

  • August 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    thanks for the blog comments. our family is riddled with inter generational issues that have led to many toxic relationships and addictions in some members(even fatal) . it is painful to have married into it and now see the flaws being passed on by our children in their new marriage and mistreatment of others while clearly observing and linking cause and effect. feeling powerless to improve because bringing up the obvious has led to minimizing and detachment, not introspection and healing. while unhappy to be in the middle of it , your article helps to know that such instances aren’t imagined—they are certainly real. thanks again

  • August 19, 2019 at 4:41 am

    I really enjoyed reading this and it opened my eyes to issues within my own family. My whole life I’ve been told to be careful cause addiction and mental illness runs on both sides of my family. As a child I wasn’t sure how to handle that info and as an adult I’ve become what they warned me about. I seriously can’t think of an older family member who isn’t or hasn’t struggled with something caused from the abuse they experienced as children. It shaped them and effected how we younger ones were treated. It’s caused me to question how to raise and interact with my own children, and the paranoia is there that my kids will be sexual abused or hurt in someway by some wolf in sheeps clothing. I also fear that I will damage my children in some way and I doubt myself constantly on being a good mother.
    Anyway thanks for the blog and the information was very informative, I’ll pass it on to those in my family who might be open minded enough to receive it.


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