Monday, February 13, 2017

Quote of the Day

The relevance of each partner's childhood history and unresolved emotional issues cannot be sidestepped, no matter how much we would wish to do so ... powerful forces are at play, forces that reinforce our many rationalizations to not explore, not know, and not feel the emotional pain of our early lives.  And perhaps the most discouraging understanding in all of this is that the more intensely a person has been narcissistically wounded in childhood, the more intensely he or she will manifest a defense of denial and repression of this wounding.

-- Eleanor D. Payson, The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists, p. 131-132

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