For those of us with childhood abuse and/or neglect, are we just doomed for life? I mean sure, many ppl can continue to work and go through the motions of “life,” but how many of us damaged folks will actually live a HAPPY fulfilled life, free from our internal angst and inner turmoil?
ESPECIALLY those of us with severe childhood mental/physical abuse and neglect? Those with less abuse and neglect might be able to lead perfectly decent lives, but those who experienced severe abuse and trauma- do any of us really have a chance? I don’t think so. I’ve talked to SO many people over the decades. The ones with abuse/neglect continue to have mental/depression issues for life. And these are the folks in their 60s, 70s, 80s. Sure, I’m not them and they aren’t me. But there’s something called statistics and probability. I don’t see myself winning over depression. Most humans don’t. Many people pretend they are ok, but they aren’t.