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Recognition is needed to heal

Once we obtain knowledge, we can better manage situations because knowledge answers the questions that would have led us down the path of rumination. When you begin to recognize unhealthy behaviors, you start to separate yourself from them, make it a "them problem," and begin the process of healing so you can work on your problems rather than someone else.

Some people cannot recognize that they have a health condition. The medical term for this is anosognosia. I am writing this blog because I had an experience with someone yesterday, and they showed no conscious, remorse, regret, empathy, or insight about how their actions were hurtful. This person also has never received mental health treatment and refuses to obtain therapy for their symptoms. It would appear that they are in denial or being manipulative; however, after further questioning, I concluded that this person had a deficit. 

At that moment and shortly after, I felt frustrated, angry, sad, and hurt, but then I began to heal. I began to heal because I finally realized their attempt to hurt me was a symptom they were unaware of; it had nothing to do with me. 

Once we obtain knowledge, we can better manage situations because knowledge answers the questions that would have led us down the path of rumination. When you begin to recognize unhealthy behaviors, you start to separate yourself from them, make it a “them problem,” and begin the process of healing so you can work on your problems rather than someone else.  

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