With so many people around me and who are in denial, they have taught me a different way to be. Funnily enough, my life tends to work that way.
The problem is that when we’re around those who are unable to accept an issue or situation and instead choose denial, it makes it more difficult for those who are willing to move beyond denial and deal with their issues.
When no one talks or scoots around an issue from the past, the problem usually gets brushed until it gets addressed. That is what so many of us don’t understand about our experiences.
- There will always be negative repercussions to denial, particularly if the issues that need to be dealt with are health related;
- Talk to someone close about how you feel;
- Denial is usually fed by our irrational beliefs. Try to identify what those irrational beliefs are so you can work to change them;
- If you find it hard to talk to someone, perhaps write your thoughts down.
I have seen first hand what living in denial does. Denial creates a different situation or thought process to the we’ve experienced. Denial should only ever be used as a temporary measure.
From experience, denial can never change the reality of the issues we need to address; it just puts those issues on the back burner until we decide to deal with them.