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Episode 122: The Healing Fantasy

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If you are ready to heal yourself from childhood trauma, to move away from toxic relationships and dysfunction, it’s important to know that you cannot force other people to heal. There will be times that you will want to and that you will hope that they can change. But you cannot do their work for them.

In today’s episode, I’m talking about what happens when we let other people affect how we feel, and why it is important to do the work ourselves because we can’t change others. When you have the tools in place to help you communicate with emotionally immature people, you can find a way forward with relationships that include healthy boundaries.

If you haven’t yet picked up a copy of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, I highly recommend that you do so and get on the path to your own emotional maturity.

What you’ll find in this episode:

  • How we play out our childhood roles in dysfunctional families and toxic situations as adults

  • How letting other people affect the way you feel is a “healing fantasy,” and why you have to rely on yourself to change and heal (not the people around you)

  • Tools you help you interact with emotionally immature people, and respecting and loving these people from a distance

  • How other people’s actions and words are not about you, and why you have to be aware of who you share things about your life with

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