The dynamics in our family of origin leave an imprint on us--for better or for worse. If there is perpetual toxicity in your family of origin, the imprint left can feel devastating. It is also common for family members to sometimes not recognize the toxicity and its impact. Knowing the signs and impact can help you understand why you might feel the way you feel and why you have some of the struggles you have. Thankfully, you do not have to stay tethered to, or wounded by, these toxic patterns. Healing, freedom, and positive growth can be yours.
Below is a brief synopsis of some common signs of toxicity in families, the impact that toxicity has, and what to do about it.
Dr. Dawn-Marie shares a refreshing blend of professional insights and personal stories in this encouraging blog.