Broken Child –
The painful emptiness that we cope with daily, from our broken childhoods, can make us susceptible to dangerous addictions in order to fill our inner-voids.
Though inconceivable to some, these dangerous bonds are a subconscious attempt to heal our broken childhoods by proving to ourselves that we can make an individual who is incapable of love or compassion, to develop such feelings for us.
Many of us felt unloved and unimportant while growing up, thus we seek validation from others to prove we are deserving of love and acceptance. The broken child inside the adult goes about earning the acceptance and care that we so craved from as far back as infancy.
In order to heal these childhood wounds, and make it right, again, we choose from those individuals just as incapable of meeting are needs, as were our mothers, fathers, and/or caretakers.
Being that this is a subconscious process, we do not seek toxic relationships on purpose, but we draw them in like magnets.
Since Narcissists are predators and opportunists, they target in on our vulnerabilities and weaknesses, and ensnare us.
However, despite every Red Flag or the overstepping of our boundaries by these Dark Personalities, we do not let go. We have much inner-work to do on our broken inner-child.
If any of these points sound incorrect, this is just my opinion because of my own experiences.
2 Samuel 22:33-34
God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect. He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet: and setteth me upon my high places.