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A Shame-Based Life

Shame-based individuals learn to deny, ignore and escape their feelings.

The result is that they can’t identify their feelings and wouldn’t know how to express them if they could.

They go about daily life hoping life will be better, having little resources to make it better, and acting out the pain with physical symptoms and addictions.

Life is serious for a shame-based individual.

Walking around with deep wounds makes it difficult, if not impossible to play and have fun.

Besides to relax might mean that some of the shame of who they are might show through to others and that thought is terrifying.

A shame-based person feels:

These add up to an exhausting, debilitating, self-defeating, and self-perpetuating shame.

But there is a way out.

Continue to Part 5 – Healing Shame