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About living with (or recovering from) Mental Disorders and Co-Dependency
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When Acceptance is NOT the Answer :: Emerging From Broken

When Acceptance is NOT the Answer :: Emerging From Broken | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

People were expressing difficulty with having been constantly told to “accept others” for the way they are. This directive always seems to be issued when someone is expressing difficulties with having been devalued, discounted and mistreated. I have come to realize that this is where the difficulty lies. When we are directed to accept, it is implied that acceptance means to accept the abusive behavior of the other person. This misunderstanding and false teaching gets deeply mixed into many relationships and is used as a justification for all kinds of abuse.

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Borderline Personality Disorder and the "I Let It Happen" Myth | More Than Borderline

Borderline Personality Disorder and the "I Let It Happen" Myth | More Than Borderline | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
It's a myth as old as trauma--I let it happen.

 

During a traumatic event, we have one of three reactions: fight, flight, or freeze. Fighting back can often leave us injured worse than if we had cooperated. Flight can feel like cowardice, and can backfire if we’re not fast enough. Freezing, the least understood of the reactions, especially contributes to the “I let it happen” myth.

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How to Forgive When You Don’t Really Want To | Tiny Buddha

How to Forgive When You Don’t Really Want To | Tiny Buddha | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Freedom is what we do with what’s been done to us. It is not the circumstances of our lives that matter. It is what we choose to do with it.
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