Adults over the age of 35: how often do you think about pain during your childhood?
The sad, emotionally painful, and insecurities you went through in your childhood, does it stick with you and come up a lot in your life? If it does, do you believe yourself to by a happy adult? I had some difficult times in childhood, like most people I would guess, went through a depression in my teens. But, when I look back on it, I feel like that was then, and this is now. I have someone in my life trying to tell me I am in denial and blocked off, a part of me is dead. I don’t feel like that at all. I have memory of everything, can remember being sad if I want to put myself back in that place in my head, but I don’t live it in my life as an adult. Sure sometimes something triggers an old insecurity, or sadness, but I don’t feel I need to carry those things with me.
Also, whether you do dwell on it or not, do you hold onto feeling cheated as a child? Like you had a raw deal growing up? Whether it be how you were treated, unhappiness with how you looked, or some sort of bad event. Or, do you feel like everyone goes through difficult times, or at least many do, and it is part of the process of becoming an adult?