Guest blogger Kathleen Dahlen shares her thoughts on triggers.
Sociologists call it the “five generation rule” it says the environment in which a child is raised, the love, support, and education provided influences not only that child but the next four generations. This theory also applies to child neglect and abuse giving rise to devastating consequences plaguing future generations. Generational dysfunction is learned and passed down through families. Could that be the meaning of the phrase “the sins of the father are visited upon the son”? Like heart disease and high blood pressure run in families, behavior patterns run in families. But how do some people break the painful enduring chain of family dysfunction and overcome life limiting behavior patterns?