25 Things You Do As An Adult When You’ve Experienced Childhood Emotional Abuse

November 1, 2017
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Our childhood stays with us forever, but it could be a nightmare for people suffering from emotionally abused growing up. It leaves lasting scars that some people never recover from, and may even lead to mental illness and relationship problems.

Here are 25 things that adults did when they were emotionally abused as children, straight from the victims’ mouths.

1. They are too shy and never have a voice.
2. They will blame themselves for absolutely everything that happens.
3. They have an enormous amount of anger, and it causes them to lash out through social media where they can hide behind a screen.
4. They overachieve in an attempt to prove themselves.
5. They can’t stand conflict. Sudden loud noises immediately trigger their fight or flight instinct, screaming, or any apparent aggression.
6. They don’t trust anyone, and will rarely let others in.

7. They will never think they are good enough or smart enough. No matter what they accomplish, it will not block out the negative words in their head.
8. They apologize all the time due to always feeling like they are to blame for something.
9. They believe everything they do is wrong, no matter what others say.
10. They isolate themselves and use their home as a safe place.
11. They feel the need to explain in detail everything that they do, and have trouble saying no to anyone.
12. They have trouble finding out who they are, and what their true beliefs are.
13. They can’t accept compliments because as children people only talked about their mistakes and flaws.
14. They don’t like to accept love and believe it is never unconditional.

15. They hide the ‘bad’ side of themselves from everyone.
16. They are hardly themselves because they will never say anything that another person may not agree with. No matter what, they remain neutral.
17. They do not ask for help because they believe something will be wanted in return. Due to this, they have trouble finding a best friend.
18. They can’t make eye contact because it scares them.

19. They have trouble communicating their feelings, which can raise their anxiety levels and lead to depression.
20. They will never fight back, and can only cut people out of their lives by getting help.
21. They are so defensive that they come off as cold or cynical. It is their barrier.
22. They are indecisive because they feel like whatever they choose will be wrong. This makes them fear to be a parent.
23. They will try too hard to please anyone who is an authority figure.
24. They are paranoid and have trust and attachment issues. This leads to a lot of problems with relationships.
25. They have trouble accepting that there are people who genuinely love and care for them.
Emotional abuse is an awful thing to carry around, and many people may not realize it’s effects in every aspect of their lives. You may struggle to deal with it, but it is crucial to never give up.

Meth found among Halloween trick-or-treat candy

Menominee Tribal Police said a parent on the reservation in northeastern Wisconsin found in her her child’s trick-or-treat Halloween candy a packet of methamphetamine.

Early Monday, the parent turned the small packet of crystal powder over to police and officers confirmed that it tested positive for meth. Fortunately, the child did not ingest the powder.

Courtesy Menominee Tribal Police Department / via Facebook

Police are urging parents to check their children’s candy if they have been trick-or-treating in the Keshena area on the Menominee Indian Reservation, about 160 miles north of Milwaukee, reported the WLUK-TV.

“On Monday, October 30, 2017, a complaint of a suspicious package located in a child’s Halloween Candy was filed to the Menominee Tribal Police Department. A small yellow Ziploc type baggy containing crystalline powder was located, which tested positive for methamphetamine a.k.a (Meth).
The parent reported the children Trick-or-Treated in the Keshena area on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

The Menominee Tribal Police Department is asking the community to check their children’s Halloween candy thoroughly. In the case that any suspicious items are located please contact the Menominee Tribal Police Department at 715-799-3881, or your local authorities. Once all of the Halloween Candy is checked, it is STRONGLY recommended that parents should dispose of their children’s Halloween Candy.”

Menominee Tribal Police Department posted:

On Monday, October 30, 2017, the Menominee Tribal Police Department received a complaint of a suspicious package located in a child’s Halloween Candy. A small yellow Ziploc type baggy containing crystalline powder was located. The crystalline powder tested positive for methamphetamine a.k.a (Meth).
The parent reported the children Trick or Treated in the Keshena area on the Menominee Indian Reservation.
The Menominee Tribal Police Department is asking the community to check their children’s Halloween candy thoroughly. If anything suspicious is located please contact the Menominee Tribal Police Department at 715-799-3881, or your local authorities. Once all Halloween Candy is checked, we STRONGLY encourage parents to dispose of their children’s Halloween Candy.

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