Wednesday, October 15, 2014
One part of recovery is owning your feelings and knowing you have the right to them. Many of those who were emotionally abused or had narcissistic families will recall how they were told that their feelings were wrong or they did not have a right to have them. In my experience, all my feelings were ignored, invalidated or mocked. That was no way to grow up. It also silences a person to a deep degree that is not good at all. The psychologists say an internal locus of control improves mental health, owning and recognizing our own feelings is a path to developing one.