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Perhaps I should become a Buddhist monk and leave the situation.

Wow. My sexuality is really messed up. [more inside]
posted by Jake Apathy on Jun 17, 2006 - 32 answers

Why do some victims become perpetrators?

What are the various theoretical frameworks for understanding why victims of abuse often 'deal' with their trauma by becoming perpetrators themselves? What explanations have been suggested, for example, as to why sexually molested children often grow up into sexually-molesting adults? The one that comes to mind is that the victim somehow feels he can master the trauma by becoming its perpetrator. What, or who, is the origin of this theory? Is it Freud? Does it (still) have any currency in professional circles? What, if any, other theories have been suggested?
posted by ori on Feb 18, 2006 - 22 answers

Need help in choosing a psychologist.

Need help in choosing a psychologist. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2005 - 13 answers

Flinging apples far from the tree?

What leads to a child/young adult picking up a parent's behavior (good or bad), rather than rebelling against it? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Aug 5, 2005 - 13 answers

How do you best support a survivor of childhood abuse?

How do you best support a survivor of childhood abuse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2005 - 17 answers

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