Denial Part II: Destructive Denial

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In Denial Part I: The Cost of Avoiding Reality, I discussed what healthy and unhealthy denial is and explored the reasons why unhealthy denial develops. We also talked about the role and contribution of shame contributing to unhealthy denial. In this segment, we want to further explore how unhealthy denial becomes harmful to self and others.

Denial: The Costs of Avoiding Reality

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Do you get irritated when you are faced with facts that conflict with your agenda? Are you in disbelief in situations, relationships, or your condition? If you are offended when people give you negative feedback about your behavior, or speak their truth, you may be living in denial.

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