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I agree whole heartedly with your explanation.
I pulled out drug cooking tools drug residue & drugs in front of my Grandpa from his son's things & he STILL doesn't believe that his son is an addict! It's like he NEVER Saw any of it & all it took was a, "NO DAD" to dismiss it. I'm sic
I normally don't require validation of my thoughts but denial is so pervasive in my family it has my head spinning & trying to undo the hold it's had for nearly 40 yrs is beginning to seem impossible. Thank-you for answering. You're on the money
Ruth Laughery says
Yes, in my family, the patriarch makes great effort to deny that his male children could possibly do anything wrong making the females those at fault at all times. W/ far more males, this is the Accepted way, now. I think the same. Thanks!
Goodness Wildove5- I'm sorry to hear you've had to go down such a rough road with your child but I'm glad for you & her that she's willing to seek treatment. I Truly wish your family the very best! I'm dealing with lies & denial almost 40 y
I'm sorry to hear that, I am hopeful yet weary that rehab will right the wrongs. Just this morning she said she didn't need to go to rehab, an argument ensued and for now, she is going, Perhaps we could share stories, there is strength in numbers.
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True there is no issue to that person if the person in denial does not feel there is one. However, what becomes the issue is when this denial begins to affect others in the family or relationship dynamic negatively and is monetarily costly