Have you noticed the cultural pressure to “Be Positive” or “Be Strong” or “Focus on the Good”?
It's as if we think that acknowledging or empathizing with painful experiences inadvertently creates more of them.
I hear it all the time.
“I would never do therapy,” someone said to me disdainfully, “All that focus on bad feelings and old stories will simply create more of them in my life. I don’t want to attract negativity like that.”Read More