Connecting adult replacement children and therapeutic practitioners with in-depth information and resources to better understand the implications and long-term influence of this psychological condition.
Are You A Replacement Child?
We often don’t realize that a circumstance of our childhood or birth can have an indelible effect on our later lives. When we look at our lives and wonder why we react in certain ways, or follow patterns that may not be beneficial to us, there may be underlying reasons that we can address.
It’s important to note that many replacement children have flourished in art, music, literature, dramatic arts and psychology (link to famous replacement children). Awareness on the deepest level of who we are, as a unique individual, can lead to healing and enhancement of our lives.
Do you identify with any of these issues associated with the replacement child condition:
- Relationship issues
- Ill-at-ease in life
- Low self-esteem
- Not good enough
- Not seen or heard
- Existential anxiety
- Survivor’s guilt
- In another’s shadow
Do any of these circumstances of your life apply:
- Born after the death of a sibling
- Missing a twin
- Born after a miscarriage or stillbirth
- Have a sibling who is challenged mentally or physically
- Had a sibling who died or disappeared as a child
The replacement child trauma is a legitimate condition worthy of your attention.