As none of us is perfect, we all feel a little bit uncomfortable with something we've done or how we act from time to time. That is natural and how things should be. But what if your shame leads to believing there is something bad in yourself and you are unable to accept or discuss it?
If you only have a single story about yourself, an event, or anything else, that story is manipulating you. You might say that a single story leads to psychological impoverishment.
Everybody has some psychological difficulties at some point in their lives. Mostly we cope and manage these in silence. But 25% of us will not manage so well. We'll reach a point where we could really use some help. But most won't ask for it. Held back by wrong-headed beliefs and fearing the attitudes of those around them, they will soldier on and suffer alone. Sometimes, as we know, this has dire consequences. We can all do something about this, here are a couple of possibilities.