This post was written for Reparent Yourself Month.
No matter how wonderful or horrible your parents were at raising you, it's inevitable that your inner adult world is darkened by a major emotional need that your parents failed to provide.
Call it what you will -- developmental arrest, unfulfilled childhood needs or emotionally stunted growth -- life would be easier if you were able to overcome whatever your parents did that holds you back.
I pose this challenge to anyone engaged in the lifelong process of nurturing the inner child: nurture your inner adult. Allow yourself to revisit the past. Process the pain. And then get a life.
I dislike my inner child so much, in fact, that I can't even deal with the words "inner child."
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