I am a survivor of emotional abuse. I came across an article that listed things you probably do as an adult if you were emotionally abused as a child. I could relate to every one of them, and it made my heart sink, but I was also relieved to know WHY I do these things.
- bottle up anger
- don’t stand up for yourself
- people pleaser
- suffer from anxiety or depression
- overly shy
- bully yourself
- need for validation
That described me better than I can describe myself.