Anjali's diary
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2023-03-18 09:15:26 (UTC)

It's complicated because growing up in an emotionally abusive family is what attracted me to ex-boyfriend in the first place. He was the first person to give me positive attention, took an interest in my life and dreams and showered me with validation.

Indian parents don't understand that raising daughters in an emotionally starved and invalidating environment is what predisposes us to fall for toxic men.

The problem is that parents never build a relationship based on trust with you. You learn to distrust them from a young age, and that primes you for toxic romantic relationships.

When you're neglected you'll accept love even if the intention behind it is deceptive.