Anger can lay underneath relationship, often surfacing, and never named. It is an emotion that many of us were never allowed to identify, or express in our growing years. It is one of the most misunderstood and denied emotions in … Continue reading Attachment: Unexpressed Anger in Relationship
He is standing there. He is disconnected. He is hurting. He can’t allow anyone in. There has never been anyone who has felt capable. No one to see him. They have only truly seen his pain, his hurt, his behavior. The behaviors that have been so carefully and cleverly constructed to keep his truths. To keep him safe. He needs (even yearns) for someone to see him. The real him. The person underneath the pain, the hurt, and the behavior. The tiny boy, who once began (as we all do) in need of acceptance, love, protection, nurturing, and opportunities to … Continue reading Protective strategies in the absence of safe attachment!