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wohali ([personal profile] wohali) wrote in [personal profile] azurelunatic 2019-02-10 06:10 am (UTC)

First off, I am so sorry to hear about your father's abuse - what a horrible thing. My (biological) mother used to go through bouts of forced disposal of things all over the house, and she used to get reamed for it by her in-laws. It'd happen every spring ("Spring Cleaning!"). I've lost many childhood memories as a result, because there's simply no physical trigger to help me remember it, with the traumatic memory on top of it. I sympathise/empathise, knowing that my trauma varies from yours.

Per the new show, she does seem to have grown since 3 years ago (thanks for the summary from back then!) but my biggest fears are the way this sort of message gets amplified and abused by relatives and Personal Life Coaches who have ulterior motives.

I also agree with the point that these techniques don't work for everyone, and I could never invite that sort of judgmental influence into my house.

If you've seen the show: imagine how hard it would have been for the widow in Ep 4 to stand up to The Expert and tell her in no uncertain terms that she'll go through her deceased husband's clothing when she want to, on her schedule, and ALONE. On camera.

Yeah, count me out.

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