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Emotional detachment

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  • #41781

    Sunnygal
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    Sandra Brown talks about emotional detachment in her article ‘hate and your potential for relapse- part 2’. All religions have detachment- holy indifference, non-attachment, asceticism. It gives you back the power over your emotions. Step outside of the situation as if you were the third person.

  • #41782

    Sunnygal
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    For your sanity and peace you can choose holy indifference or in the 12 step tradition ‘turning him and the situation over to God’.

  • #41830

    Sunnygal
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    I find this helpful.

  • #41903

    Sunnygal
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    This is still helpful.

  • #42089

    Sunnygal
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    Can give sanity and peace of mind.

  • #42149

    Sunnygal
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    The opposite of love is indifference, not hate.

  • #42400

    Sunnygal
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    This is always helpful.

  • #42490

    Sunnygal
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    I found this an interesting article.

  • #42501

    viva
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    I found detachment helped while I was in the early stages of rebuilding my self but, after a while, that detachment began to feel like it got in between me and feeling alive. It feels like I need to feel where I’ve been so as to register that those feelings were a warning that I ignored. I won’t ignore them again.

    I agree that indifference is the opposite of love but it seems to me that someone else’s unloving heart shouldn’t be the one that causes you to change your loving one.

    Just a thought…

  • #42508

    Sunnygal
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    I think Sandra means indifference to the psychopath but loving toward your healthy relatives and friends.

  • #42510

    viva
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    Hi Sunnygal and apologies if I came across as criticising – I didn’t intend that. I meant only that, for me, detachment from how I feel about him brought about a detachment from that kind of connection. That kind of connection being different from family and friend connections.

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