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What to Know If You Hate the Idea of ‘Reparenting’ Yourself in Trauma Recovery


If I had a dime for every meme, inspirational post or time my therapist talked about my need to “reparent” myself, I’d be a millionaire.

And every time I see or hear that phrase, it fills my entire body with rage — like palpable fury that makes me want to punch something, and I’m not a violent or volatile person by nature.

My fury is many-faceted and something I happen to know many others find equally frustrating and angering. I recognize the necessity for some degree of inner child work, and perhaps my resistance is a barrier to my healing from trauma.

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