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.

What Abuse Actually Is

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The scars that you don't see are the wounds that hurt the most. What is abuse and how can you prevent from creating trauma for your loved ones unintentionally? There are several types that go undetected and cause suffering for the person affected. When these are defined and understood, individuals can work to create safety for those they love and enhance their intimate relationships. Read here.

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