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  • January 31, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Hello!
    Not only did I experience both parents being unavailable to me; I worked at a job in which I had to be unavailable of my emotions; an Emergency Medical Communications Operator.
    Both my parents were Mentally ill; which I did not know about as a child. My Father was diagnosed in the early 60’s, but it those days things as such were not discussed. My Mom was diagnosed in the 1980’s with Paranoid Schizophrenia.

    I did not know “why” they were so cold and unfeeling with me. They would never help with me with questions or discuss anything with me; only sending me to my room. Most of the time. I didn’t know (or understand), “why” I could talk with them and to them. I couldn’t discuss issues or I was told to go to my room.
    I feel that that damaged me (emotionally and psychologically), but at least now
    I know (and understand), what was happening in those days.
    I cannot change the past but I sure have learned how to be open emotionally and psychologically to others.
    One note: when I left my job as an EMT/Commications Operator I realized (once again), how much I was unavailable to everyone in my life because I had to suppress my emotions.

    I’m healthy and strong, living a happy life, with someone who respects me and communicates openly on a daily basis. You just have to be “aware” of your own thoughts and emotions on a daily basis to stay available.

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