I believe that a deep disconnection from our surroundings, experienced as isolation, leads to a depressed state of being. I think there is a disconnection from the essential self, an inner split into multiple, fractured perspectives, that generates the belief to be seemingly not whole or incomplete, that leads to depression.
It is a natural social dynamic and it can be fun or even creative to present a mask to the outside world. There is nothing inherently wrong with doing that. The problems start when you have no other choice than to wear a mask, leaving you to always have to wear one. When you realise you are trapped behind a mask you are probably entangled in a dysfunctional dynamic. You might have identified entirely with a role…
No, I am not talking about multiple personality disorder, well actually in a way i maybe am…. Did you ever notice that you act different at work then you do at a night club? We all have many aspects living inside us and that’s perfectly fine. But when different fragments of us create friction with each other, that’s when we start to feel un-easy, or even dis-eased. How does fragmentation of the self happen?
A dysfunctional relationship is a relationship that is destructive instead of constructive. In a dysfunctional relationship two people agree to meet each other’s needs in what can take a self-destructive shape. If, for example, one of the two feels inadequate and the other unable to take care of themselves they make an emotional agreement that if the other person makes them feel good and worthy, they in return will take […]
Enmeshment Definition Enmeshment is a description of a relationship between two or more people in which personal boundaries are permeable and unclear. This often happens on an emotional level in which two people “feel” each other’s emotions, or when one person becomes emotionally escalated and the other family member does as well.