Why You Can't 'Just Get Over' the Adversity You Faced in Childhood

December 10, 2014 8:50 PM

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Did you know that most adults who faced adversity in childhood cannot overcome their past simply by choosing to "get over it"? It often takes more than that.

You might wonder why this is, considering that as an adult you are now in control of your thoughts. You have a grown-up brain and a grown-up body. As an adult, shouldn't you be able to just get over it? Why would the fear, anger, guilt or shame from your past still manage to have an impact your thou...

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