Have you ever noticed how unresolved issues from our childhood can still influence the types of relationships we seek out as adults?
It’s like our past experiences have paved a certain path for us and it takes some extra effort to turn in another direction. We all crave meaningful, positive connections that nourish our growth.
But if those early years lacked love, autonomy, or safety—these satisfactions can be hard to achieve.
These experiences linger into adulthood and can manifest in various forms such as intrusive thoughts, anxious behaviors, and avoidance tactics when forming new relationships.
In other words, love, autonomy & safety are three essential needs from our pasts that may seem disconnected yet still affect today’s interaction if unmet or unresolved…but the good news is we have tools that enable new beginnings.