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Do you carry emotional baggage that adversely affects your relationships?

 As we grow up in our families and through the various early developmental stages of our personality our experiences influence our view regarding how we perceive ourselves, the world around us, and how we perceive our relationships with others.  This also influences whether or not we trust others and feel safe in our current relationships.  All of this influences our ability to be close and intimate with another as opposed to remaining guarded and distant from another. Depending upon how well we have traversed through unresolved negative experiences early in life it is likely to have an adverse influence in our ability to maintain a healthy marriage or couple’s relationship.  For example, if one did not feel loved, affirmed, was criticized, or was a victim of mental, physical, or sexual abuse that person is likely to carry baggage with them into a current relationship blocking the healthy development of relationship unless it has been worked through and resolved at a deeper emotional/cognitive level.   Signs of unresolved residual effects of previous life experiences include mood swings and/or being easily triggered into reactiveness from something that someone has said or done.  In short, we can carry over our emotions from the past and they trigger us in the present. These are typically the types of things that are addressed and brought to resolution in psychotherapy.  A variety of approaches toward treatment such Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, or Energy Psychology approaches can be used to bring these issues to closure to prevent emotional baggage from affecting current relationships.  http://emapdrschulz.com 

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