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7 Signs You Grew Up in a Toxic Family

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7. You have always felt like a helpless child.

Toxic parents sometimes refuse to acknowledge their child as an adult. No matter how old the child is, these parents always try to treat the child as a helpless child. They want to control and command, and if they meet any resistance, they will act offensively to make their child feel guilty.

If a child is not allowed to make their own decisions, their privacy is invaded, and they don’t feel like an independent person, it can be detrimental to their mental health. They may develop anxiety, be afraid to start something new, and not be able to fit into society.