“We repeat what we don’t repair.” – Christine Langley-Obaugh
A sad but hard truth.
So often it is that we repeatedly find ourselves drawn into close relationships that parallel and repeat the patterns that hurt us growing up.
Perhaps even more tragic is that we can also inadvertently step into patterns of treating others in the way that was modeled for us.
A very wise young person put it this way while we were talking recently: “Hurt people hurt people – don’t become the people who hurt you.”
It takes so much courage to look squarely at all of this for what it is and to do the work of repair. But, Lionhearts, it can be so worth it to be the one to stop the chain of trauma and pain.