No one would fault a person who experienced adversity in their childhood home for believing that opening up to others can be risky. The people they should have been able to trust most – their parents or caregivers – were a source of stress, fear, pain and often direct harm.
There is, however, a high cost to isolating yourself
Not being able to trust others (or yourself) can cause far more problems than it solves.
In our latest post, we will explore how isolating yourself can prevent you from experiencing a real connection with another human being, and why an intimate connection with another is the very thing that can help you heal from your past.