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The Advantages and Price of Denial

  • Shauna L. Smith

Abstract

Before we can repair our relationships, we need to explore a concept crucial to self-awareness and eventual reconciliation with our adult children: the concept of denial. Denial is a defense mechanism we use to pretend that what is true is not really true. We create a false reality which protects us from facing things about ourselves and our pasts that we feel we cannot deal with. It also prevents us from becoming self-aware and fulfilled.

Keywords

Adult Child Good Parent Time Denial Abusive Parent Ated Denial 
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© Shauna L. Smith 1991

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  • Shauna L. Smith

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