How well do you trust your instincts? I grew up in a home where things weren't as they appeared to be. To the outside world, our family probably seemed normal. But the truth was there was abuse, neglect, unhealthy thinking... No one ever questioned it. Even though it felt wrong as a child, I thought I was the crazy one.
Today I still have to be careful not to fall in the old trap of putting trust in someone who isn’t trustworthy. I have a tendency to shut down my instincts, just as I did growing up, when I am trying to fit in.