9 Signs You Experienced Toxic Family Enmeshment Growing Up ⋆ LonerWolf

9 Signs You Experienced Toxic Family Enmeshment Growing Up ⋆ LonerWolf

“What is there to be fearful of?” you might wonder. There are many reasons why parents are scared of letting their children develop mature identities. Some reasons include:

Fear of the child growing up and moving away (or abandoning the parent) which stems from a fear of being alone
Fear of being obsolete in the child’s life (and thus serving no purpose or being worthless) which stems from low self-worth
Fear of being independent and autonomous in the world (and therefore keeping the child dependent on them)
Fear of having one’s role as a caretaker/parent obliterated (thus a fear of emptiness/nothingness or the obliteration of their identity)
Fear of having one’s purpose taken away (being child-rearing) thus a fear of purposelessness

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