Life-Preserving Passivity Becomes Life-Inhibiting Passivity

“Regaining power over her [his] life—every human’s birthright—is the incest/ abuse survivor’s primary task…

This area of her [his] life has been so punished and banished that she [he] has relinquished it in favor of life-preserving passivity (now life-inhibiting passivity)…

Because of the incestuous abuse, she [he] stops considering choices and develops the capacity to ‘adapt to what is.’”

~ Secret Survivors by E. Sue Blume

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