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Old 01-21-2019, 09:26 PM  
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Default What if one cannot conceptualize "soothing"?

One of the important aspects of attachment to a caregiver is the concept that they will soothe their infant. What if all caregivers were so hostile to such care that the ward can no longer conceptualize the concept of "soothing"?

I have been diagnosed with treatment-resistant Complex PTSD, and likely suffer from some type of attachment disorder, but it's so intense it has not been positively diagnosed. Every person I have encountered in my life, starting with my parents, have been actively hostile to my existence. As such, the very concept of "soothing" doesn't make any sense to me; I have no idea what it means. What does that mean in regards to my ability to deal with humanity? How can I survive - get a job, perform economic trade - with a species hostile to my existence?
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