This week’s post
All That Cannot Be Said
When sexual abuse happens in the first decades of life, fantasizing is a common way of escaping fear, anxiety, and painful memories. Fantasizing becomes an attempt to defend against situations and people we don’t feel prepared to deal with, and which cause anxiety, if not fear. As long as we remain isolated in our pain, we are likely to be hampered by the need to use the imagination to construct inner defenses.