5 Destructive Effects of a Toxic Childhood

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   "I panic when there’s fighting or any kind of conflict. Even a minor disagreement. My parents fought and yelled at me too, and I just learned to duck. But being a doormat isn’t good for me or for my marriage either."—“Trina,” 53

     "My problem is that I’m a peacekeeper. I always have been. But the cost of keeping the peace is never having your opinion respected. Never being heard. It has wrecked my friendships for sure and has hurt me at my job. I am always saying ‘I’m sorry.’"  —“Ginger,” 38. Click here to read more…