Coping as an Adult When Childhood Trauma Made You Suppress Emotions

With complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), some children who were subjected to chronic, unpredictable stress were often taught through verbal and physical discipline, along with humiliation, their appropriate emotional response to such stimuli were unacceptable. As they grew into adolescence, when they exhibited their appropriate emotional response to the continued chronic unpredictable stress, they might have been … Read more

How Netflix’s ‘Maid’ Perfectly Illustrates What It’s Like to be a Parentified Child

Rarely do I watch a series that renders me speechless and overwhelmed. After watching “Maid” on Netflix, I felt this lingering sense of pain that prompted me to message my therapist. I was simultaneously triggered, intrigued, angered, captivated, and validated by the show. The series, starring Margaret Qualley and Andie MacDowell as daughter and mother … Read more