5. Open to Love: “You can only love to the level you can be hurt”. This is some heavy truth. You might think that some pain has hurt you beyond repair. Maybe, you have shut yourself out to insulate yourself from getting hurt again. Now, this kind of thinking only prevents you from receiving love from others. Opening up to love, means opening up to the possibility of getting hurt. You have to be brave and open your heart up despite everything you have been through. Just because you did not get a loving family in the beginning, does not mean you cannot build one later.
6. Getting Help: It is not always easy to admit that we come from dysfunctional families. It feels isolating, like something we have to hide. However, no set-back should alienate us from functioning normally in society. There are many who have thrived and gone on to become successful despite coming from underprivileged or broken families. Reach out to someone—a friend, a coach, or anyone whom you can confide in. Lean into positive relationships. Get comfortable talking about how you feel. If need be, take the help of a therapist. They will help you in your healing process, and even help identify the root cause of each issue and teach you how to overcome them.
7. Reaching Out: Your vulnerability can become your greatest strength. Going through difficult experiences makes us more compassionate and empathetic towards those who are suffering. By sharing your experiences, you may be able to help someone who is going through the same thing as you did.