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Emotional Theft


For years therapists (and others) have been telling me that I too easily appropriate the emotions of others for my own.

For years, I have had no idea what they were talking about.

I cannot begin to …

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Emotional Theft

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  1. Ahhhhh… yes. I’ve been there, done that too many times. I am finally getting a handle on it. I am not sure it was any one thing but just learning and trying until it finally started to sink in.

    • That is great to hear, Sue – I find it inspiring to know that I am not alone in working towards freedom from emotional theft! Thanks for reading! :-)

      • (…….. well, its not my website, but one that is helpful)
        Its very interesting, and I love the boomerang analogy, its helpful. I’ve been studying, and theres a prof way of defining this, they call it ‘Projective Identification’. IMO, its far more prevalent than is recognised, it can happen subtly and all sorts of ways. And for me its a lifetime learning to distinguish what’s mine and what belongs to the other, but a vital one. It has been key to my history too. A great subject, thanks.
        river.

      • How very interesting River – thank you for sharing that! I will look into Project Identification as well….perhaps as the subject of a future post. :-)

 

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