Lionhearts, so often the quality of our relationships as adults is shaped by our early attachment dynamics in childhood.
When our earliest relationships weren’t protective or nurturing, it becomes hard to believe we are lovable and deserving of respect and security in our adult relationships.
Despite “knowing better” and making concerted effort to choose differently, our nervous systems cause us to be magnetically drawn toward the familiar.
I want to offer some encouragement that I have seen these patterns be transformed – and Lionhearts become better able to choose secure relationships – through EMDR therapy modified to treat developmental trauma and repair the attachment system!!
Thanks to @daryldellsafaris for permission to share this powerful photo