Is Trust a Necessary Key to Emotional Healing?

I had to think about what “trust” meant to me. Trusting meant that I believed this “new person” would not invalidate me like I had been invalidated for most of my life. The problem was; how could I do that when invalidation was so much of what I had been raised on? I was used to it. It was familiar and comfortable. How was I to believe that the next person (who had an answer for me) was going to be any different in the way they regarded me?

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