EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

BEING RAISED BY AN ADDICT



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Emotional wounds will steer a character's behavior, corrupt his worldview, and cause negative traits to form. To understand exactly how this occurs, please read our tutorial for the Wound Thesaurus.

NOTE: We realize that sometimes a wound we profile may have personal meaning, stirring up the past for some of our readers. It is not our intent to create emotional turmoil. Please know that we research each wounding topic carefully to treat it with the utmost respect.
NOTES:
Many factors will lead to how deep this wound will be, such as whether one was raised solely by the addict or another parent as well, if abuse was involved, and the quality of lifestyle the character experienced in this environment.

WOUND CATEGORY:
Misplaced Trust and Betrayals, Specific Childhood Wounds

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
Their caregivers drink because they can’t stand to be around them
No one would notice if they ceased to exist
They can’t protect their loved ones (if there were siblings they failed to protect from abuse)
If you let people in, they’ll only be disappointed
No one will be there for them if they really need it
They're weak; they're going to become just like their parent
There’s no safe place for them in this world

THE CHARACTER MAY FEAR:
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POSSIBLE RESPONSES AND RESULTS:
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POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES THAT MAY RESULT:
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NEGATIVE TRAITS THAT MAY RESULT:
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TRIGGERS THAT MIGHT AGGRAVATE THIS WOUND:
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STEPS TOWARD HEALING:
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OPPORTUNITIES TO FACE OR OVERCOME THIS WOUND:
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