Remember those three monkeys?
They are a great image to remind us of this seductive behavior - not seeing, hearing or verbalizing what's right there and obvious.
What makes it so tempting to pretend that this time it will be different - with everything the same?
Perhaps it is that very predictability of outcome that makes this fantasy truly addictive?
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
Here's a story to think about and a question to answer:
"My dad," he insisted, "is a really great guy…"
Okay, he stole money, cheated on my mom, and got into trouble with the police… but poor guy has just had a run of bad luck…
He's really a sweetie - and he loves me!"
The subtext is:
If I pay attention to his behavior, see it, hear it, and acknowledge it…
Do I have to hate him?
Never talk to him again?
Or might there be another alternative?
Is it possible to deal with reality and still care?