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Relationships: Connecting the Past with the Present

Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions

Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Written by Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed, MSW, LCSW

Be mindful and aware of what is really happening in the present. 

Painful feelings stemming from past emotional wounds have a way of resurfacing in our present day relationships.  Although this concept is nothing new, many of us are totally unaware of what is happening when our feelings surrounding old injuries are triggered.  We may believe that the prompting event in the here and now is the sole cause of our emotional distress without connecting the dots to the past.  Many times what is happening in the present is a reminder, either conscious or unconscious, of our history.  Displaced emotion can wreak havoc on our current relationships if we do not really know what is going on within us. Continue reading