I absolutely empathise with this. I knew that my upbringing was unusual, but I was raised by both of my parents in a loving home, so I never thought anything about my childhood would be relevant when analysing “what went wrong” with my adult life. Only very recently have I seen how much I minimised what amounts to genuine trauma! I think that telling ourselves we had a “good childhood” can be a coping mechanism that we need to push past.

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