The past affects everyone even though we may not be fully aware of it. You may have grown up with adults that were angry, abused drugs and/or alcohol, criticized you, or were very strict and implied that they could not trust you to do the right thing. As a result, you may have rebelled or felt that there was something wrong with you. Even though these are childhood experiences they can be overcome. Mental health professionals are trained to assist you in addressing such hurts from the past and help you feel more confident and accept yourself more.
I will let you know in future posts how painful childhood experiences can be healed.