Relationships: Can Someone’s Inner Critic Cause Them To Put Up With Abusive Behaviour?
If one is used to spending time around people who are abusive, they can come to the conclusion that they are a victim. It is then not that one is playing a part in what is taking place; it is that this is just how their life is.
Intimacy: Can Someone Be Unaware Of Their Own Fear Of Intimacy?
If someone has the desire to be in an intimate relationship, they may find that it is only a matter of time before they meet the right person. Alternatively, they may find that they are only able to get so far.
Betray Someone – What Happens?
To betray an ideal or a loved one can feel deeply disturbing. There are options in how we choose to respond when we are let down by others.
Abuse and the Eggshell Skull Rule
It suddenly occurred to me, having written “a difference between a victim and a survivor”, that there is subjectivity out there regarding who can legitimately claim they have been abused. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that I have just learned about the eggshell skull rule. It’s worth knowing about.
Three Ways to Ease the Prohibitive Conscience
If our key formative relationships featured manipulation, because it was an easy way to control us, we may have developed what can be termed a prohibitive conscience – a conscience based in fear, operating out of guilt. Likewise, if we have encountered people who are controlling, and we haven’t been brought up in such a way, such manipulation can be jarring.