One of my major malfunctions comes from my complete lack of parental-based affection. I find more and more that what I saw in other families as a kid, did in fact exist and is/was healthy and normal.
I grew-up with no physical affection from my parents and plenty of violence.
While working on a project recently, I came across a stock-photo that befuddled and grieved me greatly.
I will not place it here and it may be triggering for some survivors. I cannot look at it without thinking things like:
- I only knew THAT through the lead-perp.
- I never knew that from my father but needed to.
- how different would my life have been if this were the type of parents I had.
I have to tell you...Its a very very difficult picture for me to see.*******TRIGGER WARNING*******
Picture linked is of a shirtless boy being held by his shirtless father. Held
I'd really be interested in your impressions and thoughts. Am I alone in this grief?