Wednesday, August 27, 2014
How do I make healthy connections?
What does it look like when relationships slowly build over time?
As foster care youth, we often lack that secure base of knowing that someone will always love us and be there for us.
Walking around without that comfort and reassurance is like walking around with a missing piece inside.
This is an unmet need that we live with every day, until we are able to establish safe, secure, and lasting relationships in our lives.
Because we grow up lacking the security of that connection, I've noticed that foster youth can sometimes go to extremes: trusting either too quickly or too slowly.
It's ironic - this sense of needing something so badly that you don't know how to get it.