The Attachment Link, Part 3

3 Jan

It now makes sense to me why I fear my loved ones’ reaction when I simply contact them at all for anything. I expect my existence to anger them. I expect people to be annoyed by my presence. I expect people to dislike hearing from me or interacting with me unless I am actually doing something that directly benefits them. This is an attachment injury.

Thoughts From J8

Hopefully this will be the final post in this series, because WOW LONG AND OVERWHELMING THREADS OF CEREBRAL INFORMATION.  STOP IT, JADE.  STICK TO BUTTERFLIES AND RAINBOWS AND HOW WONDERFUL WE ARE.  Okay, okay. I’ll try.  🙂

Before I get into the last part of the interplay of trauma, dissociation, and disorganized attachment, I want to give you a personal glimpse into what someone with disorganized attachment may feel or think as a grown adult.  I honestly don’t know where to put these thoughts, since they don’t really fit in anywhere else, but I think practical examples from real life can be helpful to convey abstract ideas into solid, understandable experiences.

As an adult, I can testify to the enduring nature of the pattern that emerged from my earliest experiences, but it has taken many years of heartache, heartbreak, woundedness, confusion, and loss to even understand what the pattern was…

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2 Responses to “The Attachment Link, Part 3”

  1. talktoj8 January 4, 2015 at 7:47 AM #

    Thanks for the re-blog! Blessings to you. ~J8

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