Let's talk about the link between people-pleasers and emotional abuse. 🧵
It took me a long time to realize this, though. Because I'm opinionated! And I speak my mind! I'm an "open book" about a lot of what I've been through. Clearly I don't care what people think... right?
When you have this tendency to defer, make yourself subordinate, try to become smaller, ignore your boundaries and intuition, and minimize your own needs... you are profoundly vulnerable to emotional abuse.
Enter: The "fawn" type.
For starters, I'm going to ask you something: Which of your friends do you cancel on?
My life completely changed... in every imaginable way.
With the help of some amazing therapy, I grew to love myself so much — because that love was being modeled for me in a healthy way.
I genuinely believe that every single person should be reading Pete Walker's book about complex trauma. "Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma."
It's really damn good. It talks about fawn types in more detail!
So if this type of content speaks to you, I write about this on a weekly basis over there. 🌱
(To them, I am sorry for flooding your Twitter feed, but I did it out of LOVE.)
Okay ily byeeee 👋🏻
“Which part of you clipped your own wings?”
Hugs to every single one of you. ♥️♥️♥️
May you find your “strawberry people” and grow beyond what you ever thought possible! 🌱🌿🌷