DEVELOPING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
Adult children do not understand the concept of healthy relationships because they did not experience them in the family during childhood.
Inconsistent messages about love and trust develop into a fear of abandonment and feelings of being unlovable in adulthood. This hinders the process of developing healthy relationships and getting close to others. ACOAs can develop healthy relationships if they learn to assess themselves and others in a realistic manner.
Having intimate relationships with others involves many qualities which can be developed, such as vulnerability, understanding, empathy, compassion, and most importantly, trust. Discovering one’s identity and feeling good about it are important in creating intimacy with others.
This post has 9 parts as follows;
- FACING REALITY
- COMPLETING PROJECTS
- ACHIEVING HONESTY
- ACCEPTING ONESELF
- LEARNING TO HAVE FUN
- DEVELOPING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
- DEVELOPING INTERNAL VALIDATION