Adult Children from Dysfunctional Families Dealing with Emotions and C-PTSD


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This term “dysfunctional family” is a catch all basket term that includes a variety of types of malfunction within the family that can cause trauma and C-PTSD to the child.

Children of alcoholic parents fall into this category and even have their own phrase, which many of you have heard “Adult Children of Alcoholics.”Of course adult children of drug addicted parents, whether narcotic addicted or even prescription drug abusers also falls into this basket term.

The family can be dysfunctional when one or both of he parents are abusive in a physical, sexual, mental, emotional or any psychological way. Abuse can occur from other members of the family other than the parents. Even siblings and grandparents can cause the home to be unhealthy psychologically for the children growing up in it.

Some preteens ans teens are left alone most of the time due to a single parent work schedule…

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  1. lynettedavis
    May 28, 2016 @ 17:30:16

    Annie, this post answers a lot of my questions about complex-PTSD. Thank you. I, too, am convinced that a lot of people, especially women, suffer from complex-PTSD.

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    • gentlekindness
      Jun 06, 2016 @ 01:51:02

      Yes I agree with you about women suffering C-PTSD. Society perpetuates many false beliefs that women are supposed to follow and make decisions based on.
      The knight in shining armor does not come to rescue us and there is no benefit from giving up the ability to stand on your own two feet to wait for and then cater to a man.
      Relationships do not work the way they seem to in the movies . These roles on men and women that are conditioned into us end up leaving us in terrible positions of not having what we need to recover from situations. Young women should be taught to prepare themselves to survive with or without someone…and that they are just as worthy of following their dreams as men are.

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