Published on Dec 24, 2023 07:09 PM IST

  • From practicing detached observation to self-soothing, here are a few ways to protect ourselves from our emotionally immature parents.

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Published on Dec 24, 2023 07:09 PM IST

Having emotionally immature parents can be very frustrating. This often adds up to childhood trauma, fear of abandonment and constant sense of resentment in relationships. With the holiday season making its way, it is possible that we will need to spend time with our parents. However, expecting that they will magically become emotionally mature is something that won’t happen. “Remember, the endless cycle of trying to fix your emotionally immature parents or have them show up for you will leave you burnt out and stressed,” wrote Therapist Morgan Pommells. Here are a few tips to protect ourselves.(Unsplash)

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Practicing detached observation can help us from getting sucked in into the situation and ruining our mood during the holidays. (Unsplash)
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Practicing detached observation can help us from getting sucked in into the situation and ruining our mood during the holidays. (Unsplash)

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We can always take a step back and have a larger view of things as a third person and try to understand the dynamics better. (Unsplash)
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We can always take a step back and have a larger view of things as a third person and try to understand the dynamics better. (Unsplash)

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Grieving about the fantasy and the expectations that we have in mind about family and parents is natural. We should become more aware of the grief and allow it to happen. (Unsplash)
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Grieving about the fantasy and the expectations that we have in mind about family and parents is natural. We should become more aware of the grief and allow it to happen. (Unsplash)

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Be it love, affection or approval, we should pinpoint on the hope that we have and acknowledge the emotions instead of avoiding them. (Unsplash)
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Be it love, affection or approval, we should pinpoint on the hope that we have and acknowledge the emotions instead of avoiding them. (Unsplash)

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We should consciously reflect on moments when we felt abandoned or ignored by our emotionally immature parents and learn to self-soothe. (Unsplash)
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We should consciously reflect on moments when we felt abandoned or ignored by our emotionally immature parents and learn to self-soothe. (Unsplash)

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