Throughout this post, you’ve sense various references about how abuse and trauma play a role in a child becoming an adult. When you think of your childhood, it’s supposed to be filled with joy and making friends, making memories.
But, for some adults, childhood might be completely erased from their minds, or it doesn’t bring up the fondest of memories. Children are supposed to be provided with a safe environment full of love and support to guide them in their development and help them thrive.
When they’re not provided with this, it can have a detrimental effect on who they become as an adult. There are several ways that childhood trauma and abuse show themselves in adulthood.
If an adult was neglected as a child, it affects the relationships that they have in adulthood. This means that they show distrust when it comes to relationships with other people.
Because of this, they’ve built a fear of making fears or even entering into intimate relationships with anyone that shows interest in them. Another way that childhood abuse affects a child in adulthood is they might become overly independent.
They become overly independent because they don’t have to rely on others for anything ever again. Other ways childhood issues play a role in an adult’s life are they become anxious and exhibit signs of social anxiousness.
They will create relationships with people but never feel 100% secure in these relationships. They will become clingy and needy, forcing the people that their in relationships with to take on the role of the person that hurt them the most when they were a child.
Without seeking help, an adult will have issues living and thriving as productive members of society.