– how it made a world of difference!
“I can’t do it, I can’t go back home tonight, he’s worse than ever and I believe this time he really will kill me.”
“Don’t go home! You don’t have to. Wait there, I will come and get you!”
Not Quite Free Yet
The Suffering Is Now Finally Over – Or Is It?
- She continued to experience migraines, which got worse over time.
- She grew up with attachment and relationship issues. These affected her marriage which ended in separation after just 7 years, leaving her to raise her two young sons alone, aged 4 and 7 years.
- It affected her relationships with friends and family, always keeping everyone at a ‘safe distance’ emotionally and often physically.
- She kept herself emotionally distanced from her eldest son when he was born 10 weeks early, in an attempt to avoid the emotional overwhelm in the likely event that he would die. He did survive, but he was incredibly ill with a number of health issues. This resulted in untold relationship challenges and emotional difficulties between them for the first 15-16 years of his life, when this issue was highlighted in one of Maureen’s many attempts at therapy.
- The many impacts of Maureen’s childhood trauma were insidious, even affecting her ability to bring in money as she felt it wasn’t safe to have any. Her father had taken away any money from the family, and used it to buy alcohol. He would then become violent towards her and her family.
- She quickly made the connection as a young child that money equals violence and possible death, and unknowingly was holding onto this belief throughout adulthood.