In my post on Family Dynamics, I talked about my life-long struggle with healthy bonding in relationship. The response I got from readers surprised me. The first thing that took me off guard was that so many of you understand my struggle. The second is that it’s another one of those ‘secrets’ we feel we need to keep because of shame, fear and guilt.
Until recently, I always felt that it is only me. My personal struggle and no one in the world would understand it, or at least very few.
Several weeks ago I spoke with a friend who is a psychologist and for the first time in my life I told someone. “I know this is going to sound really bad,” I said, “but I don’t miss people. I don’t know how. I don’t know how and I don’t think I ever have, really. Other than Tim…
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