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Four psychological repercussions of coming from a bad household

These days, toxic and dysfunctional families are freely discussed in the media, harming their members and, ultimately, future generations.

By Shah HussainPublished 4 months ago 2 min read
Four psychological repercussions of coming from a bad household
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The romanticised notion of the ideal family has faded over the past few years, and today people and the media are encouraged to portray families as they actually are. The truth is that there are families that are poisonous, dysfunctional, abusive, divided, and even violent.

Relationships that are toxic are those in which the participants do not have the freedom to grow as individuals as they would like in their private lives and, instead, find a context based on the absence of the trust, support, affection, and respect necessary to grow successfully. Families that are dysfunctional impede their members from having healthy physical and mental health for the entirety of their lives.


In toxic relationships within a family unit, where the victim is frequently attacked or has moments when he cannot trust that the other person will act in his best interests, anxiety symptoms frequently surface. This fuels the victim's persistent need to be "on guard."

Every interaction with family members or toxic family members results in states of anxiety and intense tension for the individual who experiences this form of violence on a regular basis, putting them in a continual state of alert.One of the most prevalent psychological disorders, anxiety can take on severe forms include psychological rumination, panic disorders, phobias, and generalised anxiety disorder.

2.Difficult interpersonal relationships

Men and women who were raised in hostile homes typically develop challenging interpersonal interactions throughout their lives. This bad trait shows up in an individual's unsatisfying work, friendship, and romantic relationships.

Being raised in a toxic environment might also prevent someone from successfully developing all of the typical human relationship skills and aptitudes.

For instance, a person who grows up in a setting where verbal and physical hostility are frequent may not learn to relate to people appropriately in the future without resorting to the same violence. If there is hostility, yelling, insults, and violence within a family,the there is aggression, shouting, insults and violence, the individual is likely to reproduce this situation in his interpersonal relationships.


Fear of abuse or other types of widespread mistreatment is one of the psychological effects that toxic families have on their members.

The guy feels uncomfortable among people and is reluctant to trust them because he grew up in a home where his closest relatives mistreated him.

A person's sense of fear of other people increases when they are born and raised with violent or indifferent parents or siblings. This anxiety decreases a person's self-esteem and over time may lead to other psychological disorders.


One of the most typical consequences for people who grew up in a dysfunctional family is depression. Another mental illness that can result from a dysfunctional home environment is depression; continuous conflict-producing interactions cause people to internalise a very negative outlook on life and interpersonal interactions. This then manifests as a bad attitude marked by melancholy and despair in all facets of existence.

People who have experienced repeated criticism, lack of affection, and low self-esteem instilled by their own family members frequently develop this disease. In this situation, it is practical for the person to begin some form of psychotherapy in order to face his personal reality in a balanced and healthy manner. A successful psychological therapy helps the patient realise that there are countless ways to advance in life while still respecting themselves, which helps them change their outlook on life for the better.


About the Creator

Shah Hussain

i am a physicist (Ms physics) and freelance writer, who have 5 years of experience in the field of freelance writing. I also offer paraphrasing/rewriting services to my clients.I love to work on subjects like Teaching & fitness, fashion...

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