Repetition Compulsion: Repeating the cycles of childhood abuse.

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A True Story: The artful skill of spotting a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.

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Dis-order in the mental health ward.

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The absurdity of depression.

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Self-punishment, self-torture, and a modicum of masochism

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The adaptive function of dissociation, personality parts and amnesia.

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Passivity drives us deeper into our past.

When trauma was imprinted in childhood, repetitive and interpersonal, the damage is profound and far reaching.

It’s the marker of a very shallow soul.

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The need to speak of others negatively; to benefit or get a kick out of somebody else’s misfortune, or character failing is a glaring signal of one’s own weakness and frailty.

And not losing your own self if you love somebody with one.

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Functional impairment and the loss of memory. Can we get it back?

Amelie Bridgewater

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